Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot Suffering 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.
He used to dance the farandole, the fling, the brawl, the jig, the fandango and even the hornpipe. He capered. For joy. Now that's the best he can do. Do you know what he calls it?
The Scapegoat's Agony.
The Hard Stool.
The Net. He thinks he's entangled in a net. (1.589-92)
Note that Lucky only thinks himself entangled in a net; this is another piece of evidence for the argument that suffering is self-imposed.
Not really! Since when?
I'd forgotten. (1.766-8)
Waiting for Godot argues that suffering is the constant and eternal condition of man.
You're not unhappy? (The Boy hesitates.) Do you hear me?
I don't know, Sir.
You don't know if you're unhappy or not?
No Sir. (1.803-8)
Much of the suffering in Waiting for Godot is the result of uncertainty.