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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot


by Samuel Beckett

The Hats, The Boots, The Vaporizer

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Vaping Before It Was Cool

There seems to be no shortage of inane props in Waiting for Godot, and these three have one thing in common: they are all absurd objects on which the men have developed irrational dependencies.

Lucky cannot think without his bowler. Pozzo needs his vaporizer to speak. Estragon seems condemned to forever take his boots on and off, as does Vladimir with his hat. This is another great combination of the tragic and the comic; the situation is hilarious for its absurdity, but uber-dismal at the same time.

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