Beckett Vs Stoppard

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Becket Vs. Stoppard After reading Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Soppard, I thought that such a literary masterpiece of that same caliber could not be equaled. However, Samuel Beckett, author of Waiting for Godot has also created a stunning work about two lost men seeking a point to their existence, always looking to the nonexistent for enlightenment. This similarity is so striking that in several points during the story, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern merged …

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…of the two plays that are similar, but most importantly, the essence of both plays is the same. There are two characters lost in a world that changes to rapidly for them to comprehend, confused by daily activities, stumbling along the dark clound of forgetfullness nipping at their heels. They hold out hope for meaning and direction; they acquire a kind of nobility that enables them to rise above their futile existence ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** none