Failure is the Path to Success

Beckett’s take on failure differs from the traditional definition of the word, not treating as the opposite of succeeding, but as something that you are faced with on the road to success. In this, Beckett encourages others to fail, understanding that it is not the worst possible case scenario, nor is it even a negative one. The punctuation in Beckett’s text serve to create a choppy tone to the writing. Along with this choppy tone, is the fact that in just one line, Beckett switches the directions of his writing and his ideas numerous times. To me, this showed the reader what Beckett was truly trying to do: explain that it is ok to try out dozens of different ideas, approaches, etc.

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