Absurdism and Its Application in Literature with Reference to Sayed Waliullah’s Tarangavanga and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot

Md. Hasan Imam

Absurdism is the ultimate result of the helpless and hopeless situation of the world people after the Second World War. After its emergence, absurdism started to capture a massive impact on the literary area. Specially, the dramatic literature was influenced by it tremendously. The main target of this paper is to present the absurdist features and its influences on two famous plays of two different languages likely Tarangavanga of Bengali language, written by Sayed Waliullah and Waiting for Godot of English language, written by Samuel Beckett. Meaninglessness and irrelevancy have worked as the basis of these plays. Both the plays represent the frustration and restlessness of the human being that are very common to a modern man. So, this paper delves into those factors that have been used for the representation of Tarangavanga and Waiting for Godot as the literary activities of the absurd tradition.

Volume 11 | 09-Special Issue

Pages: 949-954

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V11/20192655