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    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Lang. Lit. Linguist.
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IJLLL 2018 Vol.4(1): 39-44 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2018.4.1.147

Universality of Waiting for Godot

Khalid J. Oudah Alogaili and Ali G. Khalaf
Abstract—The aim of this study is to trace the universality of Samuel Beckett’s play ‘Waiting For Godot’. To achieve the goals of the research, it is necessary to investigate deeply the elements involved the play transferring it from locality into universality. These elements are: First, the poetic form which basically depends on the special language of the play. Second, the universal or non-determined theme. Third, the influence of the play which is shown in others' works. Thus, all these elements combined together to make it universal. The play enjoys a remarkable reputation; this reputation comes from themes it discuses and the mysteriousness of the title. The play was translated into many languages and it is still performed in many countries all around the world.

Index Terms—Absurdity of the play, elements of universality, poetic form, universal theme.

Khalid J. Oudah Alogaili is with the Department of English, faculty of Arts, University of Kufa, Iraq.
Ali G. Khalaf is with University of Kufa, Iraq (e-mail: alig.khalaf@uokufa.edu.iq).


Cite:Khalid J. Oudah Alogaili and Ali G. Khalaf, "Universality of Waiting for Godot," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 39-44, 2018.

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