What role have women played in Krapp's life?

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Women play an extremely important role in Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tapes.

Krapp, our main character, is an older man who has lived for the past thirty years with a false sense of grandiosity which cripples his common sense.

Earlier in his life, Krapp decides that he is some sort of tortured writer who needs to be isolated from everyone so that he can complete his greatest work. As a result, he totally shuts himself from everyone, especially women. He feels that the emotions that women bring into a man's life only end up slowing the man down. We witness that he may not be entirely mistaken, after all.

Although his former girlfriend, Bianca, seems to be a very good girl (he even admits to that during his taped...

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