Great literatures always have a lot of commons, But they have their own characteristics. It is very hard to put two of great literatures together and comment them. Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and Samuel Beckett’s ‘Endgame’ are both very great that has been passed so far until nowadays. They are so far away from normal life that only the few people are likely to enjoy them. It is very hard to deeply appreciate a drama when you do not understand the meaning.
Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Samuel Beckett’s Endgame are both two playwrights’ classic works. Although, when people talk about these two playwrights they more likely to talk about like’ Macbeth’ or ‘Waiting For Godot’ which are some really classical works of them. However, every single dreamworks has their own special point. People can understand the difference from their different style of plays and different author’s experiences to combine the play’s details. Shakespeare and Samuel are both very famous leader of the literature in the world. Although he died almost 400 years ago, William Shakespeare is still one of the most popular English writers in the world.
Samuel Beckett, the 1969 Nobel laureate in literature, became famous and well-known more because of his Waiting for Godot than any of his other works. They were life work quite abundant, affects very large, the work spreads is also very broad. Until nowadays, they are still famous in the world. Compare these two famous men’s production is very challenges. Shakespeare and Samuel were have different styles and ways to create their own stories. They are both good and very worth to study from them. However, these two persons had different life experiences and it made them show us different worlds. As a playwright, Shakespeare belongs to the 16th century, sounds like unreachable.
Samuel Beckett belongs to the 20th century, sounds like a grandfather. Shakespeare Irish playwright Samuel Beckett was a man who weighed his words, a solitary, lonely figure obsessed by silence, whose works struggled to express the absurdity of life. The most original playwright of the Theater of Absurd is Samuel Beckett, who wrote about human beings living a meaningless life in an alien, decaying world (Wikipedia). ‘ Endgame’ is one of the masterpieces by Beckett whose rebellion against the traditional drama has been profoundly showcased by its abstruse theme, fragmented time and space?intertwined plot, abstract and alienated characterization along with the stage presence of extreme simplicity and absurdity.
As the very artistic creation which Beckett endears the most,it explores the ”waiting”which has been immensely ruminated in his prior work Waiting for, probes into the very fidget and emptiness experienced by the individual as an existential entity.Endgame manifests an intense influence as shown by the existentialist poetics;meanwhile it also manifests a strong philosophical tendency like anti-tradition, anti—centricity, and anti-essentiality.In ‘Endgame’, Beckett cultivates a group of distinctive characters among whom Clov keeps reinforcing the impression on him as a fluxing haecceity aimed to flee and become something with which Beckett works never cease to entail.This is quite a correspondence to what Deleuze calls in his becoming philosophy with the notions like rhizome, deterritorialization, and line of flight and so on.These two great tentative thinkers in existence have all done some contributions to rebelling against the immanent and dogmatic philosophical traditions since plato. It is the uncertainty of the reference that makes Endgame full of potentials. Everything is unsettled.
Everything is fluxing, connecting, becoming,and at the same time inspiring as the text proceeds. The ambivalent and intricate inferential network can invoke very complicated but unique aesthetic emotions. The very reality of human being has thus been extremely abstracted and minimalized. In general, the play introduces us an uncompromising artistic panorama. ‘The Tempest’ is a song by Sasby in his later years, as a senior humanist, after decades of ups and downs and potential of humanism, Shakespeare has the final views. The expected glory is not always as planned, in the face of reality, humanism let Shakespeare feel helpless and unwilling, this embarrassment between dream and reality that Shakespeare is in a dilemma. For this dilemma mood, the expression of ordinary speech is feeble, the meaning regret always let him wander between efforts and helpless. So Shakespeare chose another way of narration, that is, metaphorical narration.
Aristotle regards the use of metaphor as a genius of language. In literature, the use of metaphor is the expansion of metaphorical narration. The works of writers and their painstaking are mainly present in these metaphors. “Storm” is the results of using metaphorical narration, its success although there are various reasons, but the metaphor is one of the important aspects, it is a metaphorical drama, his body is in the face of Shakespeare’s humanism is difficult to let go of the complex feelings. Through verbal metaphor, image metaphor and narrative metaphor put their emotions on different kinds of things, so that readers can get the tension of language when reading, so that we can experience another thing in order to achieve the purpose of cognition when we describe things. In conclusion, Shakespeare’s ‘the Tempest’ and Samuel Beckett’s ‘Endgame’ include their life experiences and their artist styles.
They really have a reasons to keep so long time in people’s line of sight.