Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot Choices Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
VLADIMIR Two thieves, crucified at the same time as our Saviour. One— ESTRAGON Our what? VLADIMIR Our Saviour. Two thieves. One is supposed to have been saved and the other . . . (he searches for the contrary of saved) . . . damned. (1.62-64)
Vladimir’s story of the two thieves reminds us of the frequent absence of choice in an uncertain world; neither thief chose to be damned or be saved, but were subject to arbitrary chance.
ESTRAGON I'm going. He does not move. (1.67)
The ability to choose is rendered useless when a decision cannot be joined with action. This seems constantly to be the case in Waiting for Godot.
ESTRAGON Who believes him? VLADIMIR Everybody. It's the only version they know. ESTRAGON People are bloody ignorant apes. (1.87-89)
Waiting for Godot argues that people are driven to beliefs by habit, popularity, and ignorance, rather than by conscious choice.