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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

by Samuel Beckett
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Waiting for Godot Time Quotes

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Quote #1

VLADIMIR How they've changed! ESTRAGON Who? VLADIMIR Those two. (1.709-11)


Vladimir’s comment suggests that Pozzo and Lucky appear every day, a part of what we have already guessed to be his and Estragon’s cyclical routine.

Quote #2

ESTRAGON (violently) You let me alone. (Advancing, to the Boy.) Do you know what time it is? BOY (recoiling) It's not my fault, Sir. (1.745-6)


Estragon berates the Boy for being late, an odd criticism coming from a man who seems to have no sense of time himself.

Quote #3

A dog came in the kitchen And stole a crust of bread. Then cook up with a ladle And beat him till he was dead. Then all the dogs came running And dug the dog a tomb– He stops, broods, resumes: Then all the dogs came running And dug the dog a tomb And wrote upon the tombstone For the eyes of dogs to come: A dog came in the kitchen And stole a crust of bread. Then cook up with a ladle And beat him till he was dead. Then all the dogs came running And dug the dog a tomb– (2.1)


Vladimir’s song reflects the cyclic nature of time in Waiting for Godot.

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