Waiting for Godot
by Samuel Beckett
Waiting for Godot Friendship Quotes
How we cite our 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.
Enter Pozzo and Lucky. Pozzo is blind. Lucky burdened as before.
At last! (He goes towards the heap.) Reinforcements at last!
We were beginning to weaken. Now we're sure to see the evening out. (2.456-63)
This is a great example of the way Vladimir sees other people only for purposes of entertainment. He ignores the fact that Pozzo is blind and that both he and Lucky have fallen helplessly to the ground. Instead, he rejoices that he has something to do to pass the time until evening. In this way, Vladimir could be seen as the most isolated character in Waiting for Godot, since he can’t even recognize the humanity of another.
That seems a good idea all right. But could we do it? Is he really asleep? (Pause.) No, the best would be to take advantage of Pozzo's calling for help—
To help him—
We help him?
In anticipation of some tangible return. (2.520-4)
This is a lowly low for Vladimir; while his earlier focus on the self was indifferent, this one is malicious – he’s plotting to manipulate another for personal gain.