Waiting for Godot
Suffering Quotes Page 3
How we cite our quotes:
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.