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During the course of our lives we tend to look back on our past We remember the good times and the bad times But sometimes the past is something we dont want to go back to In Krapps Last Tape Krapp is an old man who looks back on his life and concludes that he wouldnt want those years backKrapp is an old man who looks back on his life Beckett describes him as a man with rusty black narrow trousers too short and a surprising pair of dirty white boots size 10 at least very narrow and pointed1696 Since Krapp is an odd person Mayoux says he is the last of Becketts clowns42 He looks back on his life by listening to tapes he made every year on his birthday During the play Krapp spends much of his time sitting at a desk with a tape recorder listening to his younger self talk He reacts with a little grief to the man he was thirty years before The tape that he made on his thirty-ninth birthday not only embarrasses him but also mystifies him The tape also sweeps him back into bittersweet memories to the day his mother died and to a failed love affair the girl the boat on the sedgy lakeKilvert 58Many events bring Krapp to his conclusion but one in particular is his love affair with the nurse As Krapp is listening to the tape he hears himself tell of the failed love affair He describes the nurse as a beautiful woman The face she had The eyes Likechrysolite1699 As the tape rolls on about his love Krapp becomes angry with himself He curses fast forwards the tape and turns it back on again and listens Before the tape is finished he rewinds the tape and plays back the part he missed In that part of the tape he talks about how it would be no good for he and
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