Redemption the Sin of Existence: The Reality and Reason in the Artistic Conception of Absurdity

DongXia Guan
2021 Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2021)   unpublished
The drama Waiting for Godot expresses the embarrassing situation of human exsistance caused by the shattering of Westerners'faith on human rationality and the feelings of helplessness, absurdity, and confusion derived from it. Compared with the traditional western drama, it is obvious that Waiting for Godot is more openness. The inevitable attributes of waiting and the uncertainty of result constitute the dilemma of coexistence of absurdity and reality.In the absurdity, there is also the
more » ... ic nature of pursuing rational liberation, that is, hope in despair.Absurdity is a form, but reality is the essential state of human existence.It shows a world without time and repetition, or it is meant to show that nothing happens in human existence. Or, it shows the embarrassing situation of contemporary Westerners in the absurd world after losing their faith and metaphysical pursuit.
doi:10.2991/assehr.k.210519.062 fatcat:jlveaddfrrhj7asehtudtzjzje