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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot


by Samuel Beckett

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literature, Philosophy, and Mythology

  • Søren Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling (1.410)
  • Atlas (1.444)
  • Jupiter (1.444)
  • Pan (1.515)
  • The Bible: "A dream deferred makes the heart sick; but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life," Biblical Proverb (1.32); the Bible in general (1.51-64); Christ (1.826-30); Cain and Abel (2.620-4)

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