Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, , language: English, abstract: Samuel Beckett was the most eminent dramatist of the absurdist movement of the twentieth century. Samuel Beckett was born on Good Friday, April 13, 1906, at Fox rock near Dublin, Ireland. Belonging to a middle class Protestant home, Samuel Beckett enjoyed very good childhood because his family was Protestant and well to do in Ireland. His family home is of a Tudor style house, standing amidst lawns, a tennis court and a croquet lawn. He was second son of William Frank Beckett and Mary Beckett. In a poor country like Ireland, William Frank Beckett was a self-made person and he made his living as a surveyor. He was well-liked, respected and prosperous businessperson in Dublin. The Becketts had very good parental terms with Samuel Beckett and in this regard, he had a happy childhood, enjoying a comfortable life style. Moreover, Samuel Beckett's parents wished him to be educated well, and were proud of his sporting as well as academic progress. Finally, they were able to send Samuel Beckett to the best schools of Ireland such as Earlsfort House School in Dublin and Protoria Royal in the north. Therefore, he was educated at Earls Fort House preparatory school in Dublin, and then at the boarding school Portia Royal, one of the best and most expensive schools in Ireland. All through his childhood, Samuel Beckett's chief talents and interests were in French and English and he was inspired by the works of Dante and Racine.
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