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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

  

by Samuel Beckett

Analysis: Plot Analysis

Most good stories start with a fundamental list of ingredients: the initial situation, conflict, complication, climax, suspense, denouement, and conclusion. Great writers sometimes shake up the recipe and add some spice.

Not applicable, folks. Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes. Or, as scholar David Bradby says in his criticism of Godot, "less than nothing happens."

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