Theme Of Hope In Waiting For Godot

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The difficultness of being a determined individual is knowing when you should walk away from a situation. Samuel Beckett’s lightly hysterical play “Waiting for Godot” is a reality of when is waiting enough. In this play a pair of older men struggle with realizing that the mysterious named Godot can never come to meet the two at the willow tree that they were told too. Both men are having a crucial time with grasping reality, and makes it a daily routine to wait for Godot until he finally arrives. Beckett uses a combination of positivity verses reality, determination, and uncertainty confirms the binary opposition of hope/despair.
The chance for change play has events that will show the characters are filled up with hope, but in reality all the hopes leans towards hopelessness. Beckett has the main character Vladimir and Estragon go back daily to the tree, even they go through the same stressful, predictable day. When each comes to an end the two men are full of defeat knowing that were stood up again. Vladimir says to Estragon when he questions what if he doesn’t come
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Vladimir and Estragon comes in contact with despair when they meet Pozzo and Lucky. Lucky is more of an optional slave, more of a servant with broken morals. Pozzo tortures him, teasing him, and embarrassing him trying to show off his mule. Vladimir and Estragon frown upon Pozzo’s actions towards innocent Lucky. Their mandatory waiting has turned hostile once before, and they resemble Pozzo and Lucky. They are not the most respectful but change occurs the more Godot does not arrive. They also meet a boy who says he is very fond of Godot and gives them a message from him, telling Vladimir that he will be there to meet him tomorrow. This message gives the waiters another reason for them to put the comments of other travelers aside. This message from the boy increases their hope of this seemingly powerful
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