| Quote #4
This is one of the key moments of opposites between Vladimir and Estragon. One finds repetition (in most of existence, not just with regards to the carrot) dulling, and the other finds it exciting.
| Quote #5
This is the second time we hear Estragon’s line "Nothing to be done," the phrase which opened the play. Here, both men have accepted the stagnancy of their situation and abandoned any hope of change or betterment. This becomes not only an excuse for passivity, but a prison of inaction, as neither man can bring himself to break the cycle of waiting for Godot.
| Quote #6
This is Pozzo putting in his two cents to add to Gogo and Didi’s earlier conversation about the carrot. His opinion is something of a middle ground; habit deadens the senses, but there is still something to be enjoyed in the world.