Waiting for Godot
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
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)?
We'll hang ourselves tomorrow. (Pause.) Unless Godot comes.
And if he comes?
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.