| Quote #10
In the Boy and the absent Godot we have another set of master and slave. Vladimir and Estragon, then, are the only set of equals in the play. Or are they?
| Quote #11
By declaring himself at the mercy of his emotions, Vladimir takes another step in the direction of self-imposed servitude.
| Quote #12
Vladimir pulls up the trousers, looks at the leg, lets it go. Estragon almost falls.
Vladimir has assimilated notions of master and servant from watching Pozzo and Lucky. Notice which role he takes for himself in this implicit case (calling Estragon a "pig", as Pozzo does to Lucky) – as opposed to the role Vladimir takes later when explicitly playing pretend with Estragon.