Deciphering the Signs in Waiting for Godot: Meaning beyond the Text

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Abstract

This paper examines Waiting for Godot principally from employing the concept of the 'Other', specifically an Eastern Islamic perspective. Concentration on the reception and perception of Beckett in a decolonized Muslim country, namely Pakistan, enables us to explore the ways in which the teaching and reading of challenging texts might either avoid problematic situations or find appropriate methods of teaching through cultural facilitation, religious assimilation, political experience and linguistic codification. It concludes that any production of literary meaning is inextricably connected to the reader's worldview and understanding of cultural signs that work as a tool to extend or advance existent concepts.

Authors

1-Muhammad Saeed Nasir
Postdoctoral Fellow, the School of Language and Literature (LLMVC), University of Aberdeen, UK.

2-Barirah Nazir
Lecturer, Department of English, University of Sargodha, Bhakkar Campus, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Muhammad Riaz
Lecturer, Department of English, Bahadur Sub Campus Layyah, BZU, Multan, Pakistan.

Keywords

Other, Reception, Islamic Perspective, Literary Meaning, Worldview, Signs

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2020(V-III).27


Page Nos

267-274

Volume & Issue

V - III

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Published: 09 2020

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