A rhinoceros suddely apears in a small town, tramping through its peaceful streets.Soon there are two, then three, until the "movement" is universal: a transformation of average citizens into beasts, as they learn to "move with In Rhinoceros, as in his early plays, Ionesco startles audiences with a world that invariably erupts in explosive laughter and nightmare anxiety.This collection was of his plays, but he writes prose and poety also.
And how did the victims rationalize away their free thought and systematically allow themselves to take fatal showers and chose the suicidal paths created for them? Have you ever seen that crazy and ridiculous government building he created in Bucharest?
The second largest edifice of its kind in the world, the Pentagon is first.
It shows us the struggle of the individual to maintain integrity and identity alone in a world where all others have succumbed to the "beauty" of brute force, natural energy and mindlessness. This collection was of his plays, but he writes prose and poety also.
There were three or four plays in this collection, but the most outrageous one was ‘Rhinoceros.’It can be understood on many levels.
Some of the questions that arise during this magnificent work of literature are: To conform or not to conform? It makes one wonder about one’s own role in society and about the madness of the social rank. It doesn't matter--this is one of those experiences where I feel like trying to pin labels on it and decipher all its possible meanings only reduces it. As far as the other plays, I have to say that I didn't care for them at all.
Both The Leader and The Future is in Eggs seemed so Delightfully absurd.
But that was because the stage productions were inventive, dynamic, witty and inspiring.
On my own, with an audio recording, I am not into Eugen Ionesco.
Soon there are two, then three, until the "movement" is universal: a transformation of average citizens into beasts, as they learn to "move with the times." Finally, only one man remains.
"I'm the last man left, and I'm staying that way until the end. " Rhinoceros is a commentary on the absurdity of the human condition made tolerable only by self-delusion. Ionesco, a man who spent his life in Romania and France, is an exceptional writer.
Soon there are two, then three, until the movement is universal: a transformation of average citizens into beasts, as they learn to move with the times. I m the last man left, and I m staying that way until the end.