Comparative study of absurdity in "waiting for Godot" Samuel Beckett and Nizar Qabbani

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associated professor, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University

2 azarbaijan shahid madani university

3 Ph.D student of Arab Language and Literature, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University



The waiting for Godot has inspired many works in different countries. Among them is the story of "Waiting for Godot" by Nizar Ghobani, a contemporary Syrian poet, as if it were a regular translation of the play by Samuel Beckett. A comparative study of the play by Samuel Beckett and the story of Nizar Qabbani reveals both of them in how they describe human expectation. The present study is a descriptive-analytical one with the aim of discovering the similarities and differences between these two works through a close reading and comparison between the authors' method of presenting expectation futility and the element of Absurdity. The findings of the study show that Beckett created the work after World War II and colonized his country, Ireland, and Qabbani after the Arab-Israeli war. The main theme of the work, Waiting, is interpreted as a negative. Beckett and Qabbani have been urging their nation to give up on this situation and to strive for unity and change in their lives.


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