What can you learn about life and human beings—or the author’s views about life and human beings—from Samuel Beckett’s short story ‘Dante and the Lobster’? Be creative! There are no right or wrong answers, although, of course, there are better and worse answers. How good an answer is, depends to a large extent on how interesting it is, how well it is developed, and how well you can support it by reference to Beckett’s text. Also, there are several connections between Beckett’s story and a number of other texts that we have read to this semester, or will have read by the end of classes. Making some of these connections explicit could contribute to making your essay even better.