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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot


by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot Freedom and Confinement Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Line) Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.

Quote #13

I'll do Lucky, you do Pozzo. (He imitates Lucky sagging under the weight of his baggage. Estragon looks at him with stupefaction.) Go on. (2.361)

See the contradiction here (compared to the previous quote)?

Quote #14

We'll hang ourselves tomorrow. (Pause.) Unless Godot comes.
And if he comes?
We'll be saved. (2.877-9)

This exchange brings us full circle to the discussion of the two thieves at the beginning of the Act 1; whether or not the men are saved from their imprisonment is dependent on the arbitrary arrival or absence of Godot. Freedom from confinement is random and without reason.

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