By Eugène Ionesco
In Rhinoceros, as in his previous performs, Ionesco startles audiences with a global that constantly erupts in explosive laughter and nightmare anxiousness. A rhinoceros without warning appears to be like in a small city, tramping via its peaceable streets. quickly there are , then 3, till the “movement” is common: a change of ordinary electorate into beasts, as they learn how to stream with the days. ultimately, just one guy continues to be. “I’m the final guy left, and I’m staying that approach till the tip. I’m now not capitulating!”
Rhinoceros is a observation at the absurdity of the human made tolerable simply via self-delusion. It indicates us the fight of the person to keep up integrity and identification by myself in an international the place all others have succumbed to the “beauty” of brute strength, ordinary strength, and mindlessness.
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