The boy’s message to Vladimir may have provided the readers with the conclusion that the entire play was senseless because Vladimir and Estragon never had the opportunity to meet Godot. After all, it only makes sense for a play called Waiting for Godot to end with Vladimir and Estragon ending their long wait for this man named Godot. Moreover, the fact that Vladimir and Estragon must still wait for Godot, puts their lives into question. If Vladimir and Estragon are spending their lives waiting for a man that they do not directly speak to or know if he will truly meet them, is there a... ... middle of paper ... ...he thoughts of suicide, confirmation of Godot’s canceled meeting, and the seemingly hapless state of Vladimir and Godot in the final line of the play all contribute to deliver a message about human life. As I have shown, Beckett successfully displayed why the human life is a concept that is plagued by a lack of meaning and a state of murkiness.
This shows how the willow tree is meant to symbolize rebirth and renewal. For instance, throughout the play, Estragon and Vladimir talk about how they should hang themselves from the willow tree. They usually talk about this right at the end of the day, but they are never able to go through the suicide. This shows Beckett’s belief on our entrapment in our cycle of life. He uses the willow tree to symbolize how even though Estragon and Vladimir’s struggle seems endless that there is a way for them to escape from this terribly monotonous cycle of life.
An appointment was made, albeit a very vague on as Vladimir points out, “He didn’t say for sure he’d come,” about the unknown Godot. This veiled version of a man portrayed by the never-appearing Godot holds for Vladimir and Estragon a form of escape from their terribly boring and tedious lives, but they fail to realise that their waiting has become a routine, as monotonous as they come, and their habit of showing up consistently will slowly but surely destroy them. Our duo is bound to a cyclical life of which no escape exists because they fail time and time again to find the bravery and their freedom to do so. Nothing is keeping them their except this appointment with a man they do not know, and fear as Vladimir states Godot will “punish” them if they are not present for his arrival. It is impossible to put a measurement on time spent by the two hapless men waiting for this now cruel figure, but most definitely, it has been a while and now, after coming to the barren land every morning and vowing to return every night, it has now become an involuntary action as they slip into an auto-piloted way of life.
Both men question why they put up with each other, and at one point Hamm suggests that Clov help him out of compassion. The real reason is that both are dependent on each other (8- 14) and afraid to leave and be alone, despite their constant threats. The play takes a surprisingly moving turn here at the e... ... middle of paper ... ...aises the whistle to his lips, hesitates, drops it. Pause.) 74.
At the beginning of Act 1 we see him failing to make the drive to his business appointment, so he's going to miss out on making a sale because of it. So our first impression of the man is him failing to deliver. As the play proceeds we see Willy comparing himself to his relations or friends realizing that he is even more of a failure. Willy is a failure when compared to his father. Ben asserts "that he could sell more in a week than Willy could in a lifetime".
He is not impressed when he hears about Mr Birling's influential friends and he cuts through Mrs. Birling's obstructiveness. The Inspector seems to know and understand an extraordinary amount: Â§ He knows the history of Eva Smith and the Birlings' involvement in it, even though she died only hours ago. Sheila tells Gerald, "Of course he knows." Â§ He knows things are going to happen - He says "I'm waiting...To do my duty" just before Eric's return, as if he expected Eric to reappear at exactly that moment. Â§ He is obviously in a great hurry towards the end of the play: he stresses "I haven't much time."
Heathcliff is convinced that Hindley and Catherine are the reason for his loneliness and how he... ... middle of paper ... ...his is impossible to prevent. This leads to Mr. Heathcliff self destruction, because all of his life he has been looking for strategies to get revenge on those he hates. He does not want Wuthering Heights to be a haven, rather a purgatory. To his dismay he realizes his years of revenge, will not last all generations. Seeing how both families, the Linton and the Earnshaw's stand up for one another, Heathcliff understands that the one thing that kept him alive has now been defeated.
Dylan Thomas ' poem Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night is about a son’s bereavement and the acceptance of his father dying. Thomas knows death is inevitable, therefore, he uses persuasion to get his father to resist his imminent death. Thomas uses examples of different characters, and how they fight the oncoming of death to aid in that plea. Anger and frustration sets the tone of this poem, he wants his father to live and not give up on life. While wise men, good men, wild men, and grave men have differences they each learn too late, and lament their lack of foresight, even they “do not go gentle into that good night,” instead they “Rage, rage against the dying of the light” .
The Reluctance of Hamlet toward Killing in William Shakespeare's Hamlet The reluctant character Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, has become one of the most cited characters in history. Throughout Shakespeare's play Hamlet knows what he must do, but avoids it in his mind. The problem is: why does hamlet delay in avenging his father's death? Hamlet is afraid. He is afraid of failure.
The matrix theory is a question that illustrates the personal aspect of decision. The philosophy offers no choice, but revolves around a decision of bliss or truth (Diocaretz 9). Such an aspect is depicted in William Shakespeare’s textbook tragedy, Hamlet. The protagonist has to make a similar decision between his moral belief and obligation, however he falls into an uncertain state of mind and hesitates to act. After meeting with a ghost, who tells him to seek revenge against his uncle Claudius, Hamlet is determined to take action.