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|Title alternative ||:||The Children in Beckett's Plays|
|Authors ||:||吉村, 清|
|Authors alternative ||:||Yoshimura, Kiyoshi|
|Issue Date ||:||Dec-1977 |
|Abstract ||:||In Beckett's dramatic world, most of the grown-up characters regard birth as pitiless punishment, and naturally enough the children who belong to or come into the characters' world become the subject of their hatred, curses, and even infanticide.
However, the children, usually small boys, are not merely presented as the subject of the grown-ups' merciless sadism. Rather the two groups are placed in contrasting situations and given different dramatic functions which the groups do not mutually share.
In this paper, I intend to survey the dramatic functions of Becktt's children in relation to his grown-ups by dealing with his three plays: Waiting for Godot, Endgame, and All that Fall. And I would like to examine how effectively Beckett succeeds in using the children in order to emphasize the essentially unchanging situations in which the grown-ups are imprisoned. In doing so, I would like to point out that the chidren are incapable of functioning as a 'catalyst' to alter the amoral and meaningless world of the grown-ups.|
|Type Local ||:||紀要論文|
|Citation ||:||琉球大学語学文学論集 = Ryudai review of language & literature no.22 p.67 -88|
|Appears in Collections||:||No.22(1977/12)|
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