Demonstrate the elements of absurd drama in Waiting for Godot.

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The elements of the absurd in Beckett's play revolve around the meaningless nature and lack of totality present.  There is little in way of traditional character development or maturation in the course of the play and even less in way of traditionalist structure.  There is little in the way of...

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The elements of the absurd in Beckett's play revolve around the meaningless nature and lack of totality present.  There is little in way of traditional character development or maturation in the course of the play and even less in way of traditionalist structure.  There is little in the way of redemption offered or even a stated undercutting of traditional values.  The dialogue of the play moves into the absurdist realm, as there is little in way of traditionalist acknowledgement between characters in a verbal sense.  There is constant difficulty in communicating with one another, as it seems as if characters are not speaking to or even at one another.  In its absurdity, the play's true meanings lie and force the reader to examine their own values in what is presented in the play.  In this light, another element of the absurd is revealed, as the traditionalist structure of artist vs. audience is altered to include them, creating the sense that everyone is part of the same absurd drama called consciousness.

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