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How we cite the quotes:
Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
| Quote #13
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 #14
(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.
| Quote #15
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.