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“We get nowhere if we expect to be told what [symbols] mean, yet each one has a relation with us we can’t deny. If we accept this, the symbol opens in us a great and wondering O.
This is how Beckett’s dark plays are plays of light, where the desperate object created is witness of the ferocity of the wish to bear witness to the truth. Beckett does not say “no” with satisfaction; he forges his merciless “no” out of a longing for “yes” and so his despair is the negative from which the contour of its opposite can be drawn.”