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    characters Vladimir and Estragon, who are waiting for a prayer, or something of the sorts, from a man named Godot. There is not much description much of Godot, in fact very little is revealed in the play. Nothing drastic happens in either act nor is a lot of information shared. However we do know that the play takes place over the course of two days, on a road by the tree. Both days they wound up at the same tree visited by the same characters. While Vladimir and Estragon are waiting they come

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    they had, is and will be. “I 'm curious to hear what he has to offer. Then we 'll take it or leave it” (Beckett 12). Their present is bizarre and their role is more passive than active. All that they can do is just continue to exist. Vladimir and Estragon are stuck and cannot find a way out even in

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    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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    the setting with Pozzo and Lucky is also the same, the setting being so labile the characters are not sure of their existence, it comes to point when they question themselves do they really exist, and why? Not only in the existence of Vladimir and Estragon and other characters, there is also uncertainty in the existence of Godot himself because the audience or the reader never get to experience the character and look of Godot. Since the play has an abrupt ending with the audience or readers left to

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    theme of the play Waiting for Godot is better interpreted after considering the background of the time it was written. Beckett reflected the prevailing mindset and conditions of the people living after World War II into this story of Vladimir and Estragon, both waiting hopelessly for a mysterious 'Godot', who seems to hold their future and their life in his hands. Beckett himself was... ... middle of paper ... ...t for their savior, that is to wait for Godot! Although both the plays come across

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    I'll be tempted to keep him on in that capacity...As though I were short of slaves. Despite his miserable condition, Lucky does not seem to desire change. Perhaps he is happy, or maybe not miserable enough. Perhaps, as the compliant Vladimir and Estragon, he cannot envision himself any differently. The relationship between Pozzo and Lucky does not, however, stagnate at this point. The very next day, when the two next appear, the rope between them is significantly shorter so that the now-blind Pozzo

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    the uncertainty that Estragon and Vladimir will face while they wait for Godot. Even with this simplistic setting, he adds depth to the setting through the willow tree. The willow tree is one of the only parts of the play that changes from act 1 to act 2. In act 1 the willow tree is barren and without leaves, but in act 2 the tree is flourishing with leaves. This shows how the willow tree is meant to symbolize rebirth and renewal. For instance, throughout the play, Estragon and Vladimir talk about

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    The Relevance of Religion in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot Religion is a way to combat despair, tragedy, trauma, or the everyday life; it is essentially a wonderful means of hope. However many people after World War Two began to question the importance of religion. Samuel Beckett wrote the play, Wait For Godot, during the twentieth century, a time where Absurdism thrived. The play conveys messages of time, duality, and choices. Although Beckett utilizes religion throughout the play, there

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    the boy messenger says at the end of each act that Godot will not be arriving today, but he will definitely come tomorrow. This only happens twice in the play, but the audience is lead to believe that it will keep happening as long as Vladimir and Estragon wait for Godot. Incessantly waiting for someone who never shows up gives the plot of the play its entirely meaningless effect, which is critical to Beckett’s purpose of absurdism and existentialism. Vladimir comes to a realization that they will

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    Analyzing Social Class and Humanity in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Seinfeld Typically, the relationships between theatre and film are encountered--both pedagogically and theoretically--in terms of authorial influence or aesthetic comparisons. In the first method, an instructor builds a syllabus for a "Theatre and Film" course by illustrating, for example, how Bergman was influenced by Strindberg. In the second method, the aesthetic norms of the theatre (fixed spectatorial distance

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