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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

  

by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Duality

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your FunWaiting for Godot is chock-full of pairs. There’s Vladimir and Estragon, the two thieves, the Boy and his brother, Pozzo and Lucky, Cain and Abel, and of cour...

The Tree

Tree of Life, Tree of StrifeThe tree is the only distinct piece of the setting, so we’re pretty sure it matters. (Also, if you check out the painting that inspired Beckett, you’ll see that a bi...

Nightfall and the Rising Moon

Nighttime is the Right TimeWhile Vladimir and Estragon wait for Godot, they also wait for nightfall. For some reason (again, arbitrary and uncertain), they don’t have to wait for him once the nig...

Vladimir's Song that Never Ends

Repetition, banality, and a comically macabre subject matter? We think you can handle this one on your own.

The Carrot

Some Seriously Philosophical Root VeggiesCarrots and turnips are in one sense just a gag reel for Vladimir and Estragon’s comic bits. But we're interested in their disagreement over the vegetable...

Lucky's Dance

Not the 1995 Sandra Bullock VehicleAlthough, if you want to see some early-internet paranoia, check out The Net.When Lucky is commanded to dance in Act 1, Pozzo reveals that he calls his dance "The...

The Hats, The Boots, The Vaporizer

Vaping Before It Was CoolThere 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 irr...

Smell

Where's the Febreeze?Estragon is repeatedly repelled by smells in Waiting for Godot. Vladimir stinks of garlic, Lucky smells like who knows what, and Pozzo reeks of a fart in Act 2. It seems every...

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