Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #19

VLADIMIR
We'll hang ourselves tomorrow. (Pause.) Unless Godot comes.
ESTRAGON
And if he comes?
VLADIMIR
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).

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