A Study of absurdity in Samuel Beckett's happy days

Yulia, Weny (2007) A Study of absurdity in Samuel Beckett's happy days. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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The thesis writer?s reasons for choosing Samuel Beckett as the author because he is a great Irish literary figure, playwright, novelist and poet in modern times and concerned with human sufferings and survival stemming from the pressure of the condition in their life like in Happy Days. Happy Days is an absurd play consisting of two acts only and originally was written in English, and then later translated into French Oh! les beaux jours in 1961. Reading this play, Happy Days, the thesis writer is interested in analyzing, how absurdity is expressed through the main characters in this play. In analyzing this play, the thesis writer applies the literary approach and uses some literary theories and supporting concept. The literary theories include characterization and setting, and the Theatre of the Absurd as the supporting concept. There are only two characters, Winnie and Willie in an absurd setting of place. With those theories and concept, the thesis writer is able to conduct the analysis and find out the answer to her statement of the problem. Finally, at the end of this analysis it can be concluded that the absurdity can be seen in Winnie and Willie?s behavior, thoughts and speeches in the whole play and all of them are absurd.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: absurdity, the theatre of the absurd
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 20:58
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/8363

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