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Waiting for Godot - English: A Tragicomedy in Two &hellip by Samuel Beckett
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Waiting for Godot centers around two bums: Estragon and Vladimir. Estragon has an incredibly short memory and relies on Vladimir to remember for him. As a result, Estragon is extremely impatient and constantly suggests that the two would be better off if they parted. However, Estragon needs Vladimir and Vladimir needs Estragon, so they never do part. Vladimir, due to Estragon's lack of memory, is unsure of his own memory. Vladimir enjoys the company of Estragon, for it allows him to recall past events. Together, they spend their time devising ways to pass the time until 'Godot' arrives. Neither Estragon and Vladimir or the reader surely know what Godot is or looks like or whether he will… Read more
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Catcher in the Rye is certainly one of the most compelling books I have ever encountered. The narrator, Holden Caulfield, has a style of thought and language which sticks quickly - the writing sits with you or doesnt as a personality may. Caulfield is now the archetype of the cynical adolescent, and J. D. Salinger manages to illustrate him with great depth and sensitity. The large majority of people who read Catcher in the Rye will find an affinity and connection with Holden Caulfield - if not this, then they will recognize aspects Caulfield in themselves or others. He is irrationaly critical and cynical in his judgements of people he does not know, however he is an extremely sympathetic… Read more