In Beckett’s tragicomedy he introduces a man who is aware of his staidness, but is unwilling to change his ways. When another character Pozzo claims that he does not “seem able … to depart” Estragon quickly voices his ideology as he says “such is life.” In the absurdness of the play his words appear to be nonsense, but when examined Estragon’s words exemplify a majority of people who do not find peace in death, but those who fear it and in fact scurry from death like mice running from a lion. Not only is this exchange relevant to death and what lies past it, but it pertains to mankind in decision making. People remain comfortable and are content thriving in their mediocrity for fear of what lies ahead. Oftentimes man cannot depart from their comfort zoned for fear of failure when in actuality the comfort in mediocratic is a failure in itself. Another insite on the thoughts of estragon is when he comments on the fact that Pozzo and Lucky “changed only [Vladimir and I] cannot.” In this example Estragon encounters characters who have changed, not just in their beliefs, but in their demeanor. Upon noticing this change Estragon applies his knowledge to himself. The self governing principle that Estragon is incharge is evident in Estragon’s denial of a higher power. While waiting for Godot or for death or for change or for...
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...Seven days of the week why? For reasons unknown. Each time lucky proclaims “for reasons unknown” is another time for the audience to remember that nothing is certain and before they know it they will be called or wonder to a place outside of time for reasons unknown and their labors abandoned and left unfinished.
Beckett introduces the common beliefs of man into two seemingly meaningless characters and one character who is the epitome buffoon. Yet, that buffoon has the power to answer questions that countless philosophers attempt to answer, but their labors are left unfinished. Beckett’s question is should mankind ponder what is and is not the right belief or should man life his own life and hope that one day his labors will be finished and he can walk down the path perhaps stumbling on the answer to the question that man has asked for centuries for reasons unknown.
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