YMMV / Samuel Beckett

  • Nightmare Fuel: Some of his imagery borders on Body Horror and Surreal Horror. More philosophically, the hopeless and entropic worldview he presents can also have this effect on audiences.
  • Squick: Beckett did not care for sexuality or the human body in general, often presenting them through grotesque and geriatric characters.
  • Tearjerker: Of the despairing, rather than weepy variety. Once you get past (or accept) the overt weirdness, his plays are often very harsh depictions of grief, loneliness, powerlessness and alienation.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Many of his plays make little to no sense on their own.

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