Waiting for Godot, Mother, Samuel Beckett, play, Simon Armitage
Literature is sunk in devices with the intent to exhibit various meanings. Different readers gain different messages when deciphering the intent meant to be conveyed by the author. However, some intended messages are obvious. Interpreting Simon Armitage's poem, Mother and Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot shows the obvious relation between the two works. Although the authors came to develop very different structures and story lines, the unpredictably shown in the poem mother by Simon Armitage directly correlates to the confusion and uncertainty in Samuel Beckett's play waiting for the Godot"
[...] (Armitage) By the conclusion of the poem, a statement of freedom is established, reach towards a hatch that opens on an endless sky to fall or fly.” (Armitage) Summary of Samuel Beckett's play, Waiting for the Godot Samuel Beckett's play, Waiting for Godot, reveals the story of two men waiting for a third to arrive. Vladimir and Estragon await the arrival of Godot. While waiting the duo is greeted by another pair of men. Pozzo and Lucky stop by the tree and wait with Vladimir and Estragon before leaving. [...]
[...] In summary, the play and poem of Beckett and Armitage transparently related. Despite the differing plots, the two shared a relationship. The relationship is developed through the element of unpredictability. Witnessed on a minor scale in Armitage's work, the theme is embellished in Becket's rendering. Armitage even goes on to identify Beckett's work as an inspiration. Works Cited Armitage, Simon. Mother, Any Distance Greater Than a Single Span. Bloodaxe Beckett, Samuel, Zero Mostel, and Alan Schneider. Waiting for Godot. Royal National Institute for the Blind., 1952. [...]
[...] The child returns to inform the two that Godot will not arrive. Each man decides to leave, ending the play. Unpredictability in mother Mother provides an air of unpredictability. The audience is drawn to the bond shared between mother and son, just to witness the bond broken by the conclusion. Before the actual destruction, there are slight clues shared in implicit manners. Prior to the end of the second stanza, the rhyme scheme is discontinued. Following the alteration the third verse introduces a completely different structure. [...]
[...] Once the child returned he was expected to be different as well or at least have new information. Nevertheless, the unpredictability in Mother has a direct relationship with the confusion and uncertainty in Waiting for Godot. It is an obvious allusion to a deeper meaning. First, there is a theme of choice illustrated. Each man has the freedom to leave or stay, but surprisingly each man decides to stay and return the next day as well. This theme insinuates the continued return after the conclusion of the play. [...]
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