Waiting for Godot
How we cite our quotes:
We'll hang ourselves tomorrow. (Pause.) Unless Godot comes.
And if he comes?
We'll be saved. (2.877-9)
Vladimir removes himself from the responsibility of choice by hinging his fate on the action of another – Godot. This way, he isn’t responsible for choice. It’s a lot like flipping a coin to decide whether to major in English or Math (as if that’s a tough one).