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Tom Stoppard Writes for the Theatre of the Absurd

             Life cannot be the same for every person for the fact that everyone's life is different and unpredictable. There are people who have no common sense for things that go on in the world and then there are those people who know everything and understand everything. Thoughts usually come out of everyone's mouth at sometime or another without any control or thought of doing it. A lot of the time they are seen to be absurd meaning that they didn't really make any sense to anyone or just were un-explanatory. Sitting around doing nothing usually makes the brain think about explanations of things and then try to prove how they work in our minds. Repeating things or making a suggestion that things will never change no matter what is also talking absurdly. With this going on throughout everyday of our life, it would be crazy to watch people perform or write about it. Think of how stupid you feel when you do it or see it. What would people think about a grand production of plays about absurdity? Well, Tom Stoppard wrote about this very thing after a long line of writers who have already written such stories with Waiting for Godot being the most famous of them all. In this play two men, Gogo and Didi, are waiting for Godot. That is all that they do for the whole play. Events takes place but they always end up waiting for Godot. Samuel Beckett paved a path for writers to be able to write about such "absurd- things and not worry about what critics say or thought. Tom Stoppard thought like this. He didn't really care whether or not people understood his work because he wrote it because he wanted to. He wrote the play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead following the essence of the Theatre of the Absurd, with chaos in the play, showing the senselessness of the human condition and the inadequacy of the rational approach, and based off the essentials of Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot. .
             In Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Tom Stoppard uses the essence of the Theatre of the Absurd.

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