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Oh the SorrowDuring the 20th century there was an evident disillusion and disintegration in religious views and human nature due to the horrific and appalling events andimprovements in technology of this time such as the Holocaust and the creation ofthe atom bomb This has left people with little if any faith in powers above or intheir own kind leaving them to linger in feelings of despair and that life is anabsurd joke From these times grew the Theater of Absurd Here they attemptedto depict the very illogical and ridiculous life they were living In comparison totraditional characteristics of earlier plays the plots are seemingly deficient if notsparse with little resolution Yet despite this these plays make very bold andphilosophical statements about life in the 20th century The playwrightsindiscreetly utilize metaphoric and symbolic details to support their message InKrapps Last Tape Samuel Beckett exploits such techniques in expressing hisown bleak and pessimistic view of the worldIn his middle years of his life Krapp retained this rigid and anal retentivenature He kept these tapes in which he would constantly reevaluate his own lifeand try to always improve it using these tapes as help before embarking on a newretrospect 1629 He had also stored these various tapes organized in boxes withtheir location written in a ledger Yet in his latter years there is an apparent decayof this regimental attitude His very appearance is an indication of this decline He is described as wearing Rusty black narrow trousers to short for him Rustyblack sleeveless waistcoat Surprising pair of dirty white boots Disordered grayhair Unshaven Very near-sighted but unspectacled which is not thedescription of an anal retentive person 1627 Also despite the ledger and theboxes he still cannot find the tapes which evidently have obviously becomedisorganized over time And in his ledger he has made various notes about thesubject matter of tapes but he fails to understand them In addition whilereviewing his last tape his younger self begins to
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