Why is Waiting For Godot called an absurd play?

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It is not absurd play -- it is an absurdist play, one which dramatizes the philosophical view that the world is absurd. often referred to as the existential point of view. Beckett conjectures about how such a view would affect one's human actions, given no direction, no purpose, except to...

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It is not absurd play -- it is an absurdist play, one which dramatizes the philosophical view that the world is absurd. often referred to as the existential point of view. Beckett conjectures about how such a view would affect one's human actions, given no direction, no purpose, except to wait for instruction from some force that had a plan incomprehensible to us. At one moment the world of Gogo and Didi seems full of "meaningful" activity -- eating, talking, etc., but the next there is only waiting: "Let's go, Didi! We can't! Why not? We're waiting for ...". Fill in with the ineffable.
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