Why is "Waiting for Godot classified as "Theatre of the Absurd"?

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As the cited link below this answer points out, the theatre of the absurd is drama that highlights human existence as an absurd affair, and it primarily does so by dispensing with realistic, rational narratives. While theatre of the absurd can take many different forms, this admittedly simplified definition is...

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As the cited link below this answer points out, the theatre of the absurd is drama that highlights human existence as an absurd affair, and it primarily does so by dispensing with realistic, rational narratives. While theatre of the absurd can take many different forms, this admittedly simplified definition is useful for understanding Waiting for Godot as an example of the genre.

In Waiting for Godot, nothing happens during the course of two acts. That's not to say that we don't witness anything onstage; indeed, Estragon and Vladimir have plenty of conversations about nonsensical topics, and also experiment with hat swapping, while Pozzo and Lucky arrive on the scene twice to illustrate a kind of master–slave dynamic. However, while there's always some kind of activity occurring on the stage, it's pretty much always nonsensical and ridiculous, following no rational narrative pattern and telling no linear "story" as such. Rather, things simply happen, and they don't really mean anything; or, to put it another way, they don't add up to the kind of meaningful climax that a traditional play might deliver. Thus, Godot highlights human life as an absurd affair, a sequence of events that don't necessarily add up to anything, a story that is equal parts hilarious and depressing. This sense of meaninglessness is certainly not the only thing that qualifies Godot as an example of the theatre of the absurd, but it is also one of the most obvious characteristics found both in the play and in the theatre of the absurd as a whole.

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