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Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Nov 15, 2000 409 Words
All people have probably considered that immortality would be an extremely joyous experience. William Shakespeare's play Macbeth, tells of the quality of life and how man exerts it; this is in direct comparison with Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow, written by Kurt Vaunnegut. Where as he also writes of the quality of life with the implication of immortality by drinking the miracle drink, Anti-Geresone. The insignificance of man from Shakespeare along with the concept of living forever from Vaunegut, draws the question of why would someone not want to die if life was so worthless. Both authors question the quality of life and as a result they express their concern in their writing.

In their work, each express different concepts on the same common scenario; Life not being very pleasant, " Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day to the last syllable of recorded time." Which explains how all the days keep on coming and coming and yet man already is looking ahead to the next. In T&T&T (Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow); Everything has been experienced over a Quadrillion times, which has in turn lead to life being predictable and somewhat pointless; just as in Shakespeare. Merely waiting for the next thing to happen as if it already has. The people want to live forever, but why, if Shakespeare's analysis is correct in saying life is so insignificant, "Out, out brief candle." Suggesting that this life is useless and should end. When in contrast in Vaunegut's story death is the insignificance. Why die if one could live on? Truly William Shakespeare feels that the way man is living is unacceptable and the man should feel the same or die; "It's a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing." Rather in Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, the nothing William is speaking of is everything to them. Furniture, possessions, and such are important, but the lack of these provides space, which, in turn is their most precious commodity.

Over all, William Shakespeare and Kurt Vaunegut have different perspectives on life and the way that it is being lived. Vaunegut expresses the works of Shakespeare in his story only with Irony, that is what ties their stories together. Man should except life and its limitations that come with it and

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