WORD: Simultaneous

The aspect of the type of language used by Stein or Beckett is confusing, even "stupefying," because the cause and effect are simultaneous. "Stirring" and being "still" occur at the same time and this throws the reader off, it makes the reading difficult because things aren't in order, "the mind struggles to establish a connection," but yet that reader still understands, or comes to a greater understanding because of his initial stupefecation. Attempts to shock the reader into understanding by confusing him seems exactly the sort of "cruelty" Artaud was suggesting.

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