always wobbles the mind distort the senses. The masterpiece of “Theater of
Absurd”, “Six Character in Search of An Author” is a play which distorts the
senses of readers. Luigi Pirandello is renowned figure in Italian literature. Even
though he is a short story writer, novelist he is remarkable in the field of
drama. His works are intellectually decorated which contain the themes of
reality and illusion.
play “six character in search of an author” also he used the technique of
illusion. It distrusts the senses of reality in the readers. The play begins
with the rehearsal of a play. The stage itself is the setting. When the practice
going on other six characters appears on the stage, they are the father, the
mother, step-daughter, the son and the young boy and a little girl. After the
progressive section is complete mislead the reader or the spectator of the
play. The new characters claim that they are enough to carry that drama. Director
permits to play their story. At that time the real actors pretends to be as
spectator. There is mentioned the
importance of play and characters. Character is important. “He cannot die”.
Even though he dies a physical death he is immortal in the minds of spectator.
man who writes, instruments of creation will die, but this creation does not”.
The true love in a relation also shows here, for
instances relation between Mother and Father, father and daughter. Third person’s entry reasons for the collapse
of the family. Father felt loneliness after forcedly sending her with that man
whom she had already an affair. Loneliness also consider as minor theme. There
is also matter of identity crisis.
the character Son in the play felt problem of identity. He is angry with his
mother for left him. Long time after return of his mother, inquires for his
father. He can’t believe the words of Father and Mother. He announces manager
that he is an “unrealized” character in the play. Pirandello made them as not
static identity. It refers the character of Manager. He himself puzzles “Who he
is?” when father asks him “do you really know who you are?”. This illusion of
reality adds identity crisis. The play took place at different levels. The play
is rehearsal where six character appears make play with in a play. Then again actors’
were trying to perform by adapting the story of six characters. Here there is
no special hero. Actors themselves behave as the characters in the play. It’s a
new kind of play actually Pirandello introduced. The confusion between the
illusion and reality as such remains up to the end of the story in the minds of
actors, characters and also readers.
play has no end. In the final act two character dies one is The Little Boy and
other is Child. The setting is at Garden. While the Son speaking to his mother,
he saws the Child sinking in the fountain. All the character hearing a gun
shot. That is the little boy shot he. All the actors run near him no one cannot
believe whether e is acted or really dead. So until the end it remains as an
illusion. But can consider as it has a tragic end. The play is all about
identity and relative truth.