What are the contradictions in Winnie's character? (Happy Days)

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Setting aside the ambiguity of the term "character" with reference to Beckett's stage figures (not psychologically three-dimensional), there are some "contradictions" in Winnie's world, notably the mother vs. wife aspect of her relationship to Willie.  The other glaring "duality" is Winnie's activities vs. her gradual sinking into her mound of...

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Setting aside the ambiguity of the term "character" with reference to Beckett's stage figures (not psychologically three-dimensional), there are some "contradictions" in Winnie's world, notably the mother vs. wife aspect of her relationship to Willie.  The other glaring "duality" is Winnie's activities vs. her gradual sinking into her mound of sand -- she extracts objects from her bag (a symbol of human meaningless activity) while at the same time giving up on life itself. 

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