Not Anything

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  • Topic: Seinfeld, Elaine Benes, Cosmo Kramer
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Not Anything
The thought of creating something out of nothing seems very complicated because nothing is not usually actually nothing. The absence of anything, not a thing, is indeed a simple and straightforward concept when thought of subjectively. Every day, modern human beings continue on throughout their day completing their normal routines. Most of the time they see nothing out of the ordinary, whether it be sitting at home, walking down the street , or engaging in a conversation with a friend. Even though these actions seem uneventful, they relatable as every human being goes through such experiences. This meaningless experience can be given value by the memories created and the worth that is built upon the moments that are shared with other individuals. Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld exemplify the concept of nothingness. Specifically through an episode of Seinfeld titled The Pitch, in which he discusses the idea of nothing as being a much more complex notion than just an empty experience with no actual value. They illustrate this idea with Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, and Elaine Benes, when they spend countless days doing “nothing”. The time they spend doing nothing is filled with interesting dialogue, while mostly comic, it still portrays a further importance that affects their personal thoughts and daily motives. Through the script and characters, the Seinfeld cast demonstrates building “nothing” into an essential concept that helps give importance to a person’s life along with the lives of others This concept of nothingness can also be connected to a play by David Ives titled Moby-Dude, Or: The Three-Minute Whale. Just as the characters in Seinfeld fill up their time doing nothing with conversation with one another, the narrator in Moby-Dude, Or: The Three-Minute Whale has one sided conversation with himself as he dictates his synopsis to Mrs. Podgorski, who can be considered the protagonist. Throughout the entire play, the...
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