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Time Echoing Life

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Introduction

TIME ECHOING LIFE "The whole life of a man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose." These inspirational words of Plutarch surely echo through many minds as the strife and tragedy within Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman are envisioned. ...read more.

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Time is a source of structure. The world naturally plans events and actions based upon the hours of a day and for Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman and Vladimir and Estragon in Waiting for Godot, there is no exception. This source of structure ties into the theme of waiting, which was evidently prevalent in both works. ...read more.

Conclusion

ADD QUOTE Sadly, the fact that Willy was indeed a nobody did not occur to him and he constantly projected a false air of a valuable self-worth. In relation, both Vladimir and Estragon are waiting for Godot. However, Godot cannot be taken in the sense that he is a person but rather that he is the break in life that these two men are waiting for in order to bring them to salvation. Essentially, all three characters are waiting for the same thing. ADD QUOTE ...read more.

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