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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

by Samuel Beckett
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Waiting for Godot Choices Quotes

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Quote #1

ESTRAGON For me it's over and done with, no matter what happens. (2.13)

Estragon takes a determinist viewpoint and thus denies himself the ability to choose.

Quote #2

ESTRAGON (having tried in vain to work it out) I'm tired! (Pause.) Let's go. VLADIMIR We can't. ESTRAGON Why not? VLADIMIR We're waiting for Godot. ESTRAGON Ah! (Pause. Despairing.) What'll we do, what'll we do! (2.263-264)

This excuse for passivity (waiting for Godot) is as much a problem in Act II as it is in Act I.

Quote #3

ESTRAGON Tell me what to do. VLADIMIR There's nothing to do. ESTRAGON You go and stand there. (2.390-2)

The men, unable to make choices for themselves, resort to making choices for each other – perhaps because they find it "safer" than deciding action that holds personal repercussions.

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