Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
by Samuel Beckett
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Waiting for Godot Freedom and Confinement Quotes Page 5

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How we cite the quotes:
Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
Quote #13

VLADIMIR
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 quote above)?

Quote #14

VLADIMIR
We'll hang ourselves tomorrow. (Pause.) Unless Godot comes.
ESTRAGON
And if he comes?
VLADIMIR
We'll be saved. (877-9)

This exchange brings us full circle to the discussion of the two thieves at the beginning of the Act I; 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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