Waiting for Godot
How we cite our quotes:
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.
(having tried in vain to work it out) I'm tired! (Pause.) Let's go.
We're waiting for Godot.
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.
Tell me what to do.
There's nothing to do.
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.