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Fantastic - Beckett was a genious!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Endgame (Paperback)
This is a master piece. Beckett's characters and settings may seem somewhat absurd to those who do not grasp the underlying message of the play, but when fully understood, Beckett's true meaning is frightening. His characters appear to be in a hopeless state of paralysis, both physically and mentally and their constant references to the 'end' which is drawing near is utterly depressing. Hamm and Clov's hopeless relationship is filled with disrespect, yet neither can survive without the other, while Nell's death in her ash can is barely acknowledged by anyone other than Nagg. Their monotonous and never ending wait for death is a dreary yet eye opening insight of the world, which forces us to reasess our own existence. Brilliant!