Freedom Of Thinking In Waiting For Yourself

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Think for Yourself How does people’s behavior affect their actions? In our current society, people are influenced by others so much that we cannot even act as our true selves. We become what we want others for us to become, however we don’t become what we desire or do what we want. In the play Waiting for Godot, the film Garden State, and my own thought processes, existentialist communicate freedom of thinking for oneself and how that affects the way a person acts. In the play, Waiting for Godot, Vladimir and Estragon are satirized as humans without any freedom of thinking or action. The author states ““Let's go….We can't….Why not?...We're waiting for Godot.” (Beckett 88). When Estragon hears Pozzo’s cries for help,…show more content…
In the film, Garden State, the creator wants the viewer to understand how to think for oneself. Andrew, the main character, discovers life without drugs, and begins to act on his free will. Though the actions of once before(Andrew disabling his mom), it is when Andrew was set on prescription from his father, which in turn created the dissonance Andrew had with himself. With such an effect on Andrew, he has lost his freedom of thinking and as a result, lost his way of doing things. The drugs nulled him of any type of feeling or emotion where else he would of felt, as a character that unveils himself of the drugs, he begins to walk on the path of self-discovery. It is though this self-discovery, he sees the damage that the drugs has done and the ways that his dad once control him. Due to his existentialist actions, it causes Andrew to keep on doing actions which he feels is right. Andrew, by following his heart, decides out of his own free-will to stay with the person he loves, Sam, just because he feels it is the right thing to do. Even though Andrew and Sam only meet each other for a week, Andrew’s own thoughts overpower the influences of illogic. The actions of Andrew were only possible due to his own thinking, and without the influences from the outside

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