Analysis of Wating for Godot
ANALYSIS OF WAITING FOR GODOT From the surface, Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett, is just sixty pages of gibberish and disorganization centered around two men that waiting for someone to show up. But when the story is analyzed, and is looked at piece by piece, this two act play begins to take shape and illustrate many different truths of the everyday world. Under the fragmented information left by Beckett, the theme that one cant just sit around and wait, emerges to the surface. Another theme, which is free to be taken when this play is dissected, is the mockery made of religion. Through the disorganized rubbish left by Samuel Beckett, the themes that one can not just sit around and wait, and the idea that religion is a joke, emerge in Waiting for Godot. The main theme that is uncovered under the ambiguous dialogue of the play, is that one can just sit around and wait, one has to become self sufficient. Throughout the play Vladimir and Estragon are awaiting, "with nothing to do," for the arrival of a person with the name Godot, so he can give them the answers to the "reasons unknown," as Lucky puts it. Vladimir and Estragon do not go out looking for Godot at all nor will they do anything that will relocate them,
" Evidently this "person," does not show up at all, even though Godot's messenger, the boy, tells Vladimir and Estragon that Godot will show up tomorrow. Through the disorganized rubbish left by Samuel Beckett, the themes that one can not just sit around and wait, and the idea that religion is a joke, emerge in Waiting for Godot. Throughout the play Samuel Beckett makes fun of the concept of religion, through Vladimir and Estragon. This just goes to show that one goes no where, as Vladimir and Estragon do, when one just sits around and waits. in fear that they might miss Godot's answers and their world would stay "unfinished. As stated Vladimir and Estragon center their whole life around the arrival of "Godot," so he can save them. But Vladimir and Estragon do not know what Godot looks like, when he is coming, or even what Godot is, they just have vague pictures and ideas of who or what "Godot" is. This shows that one can not just sit around and wait, and base one's entire life around something that is merely a myth like religion, for it will put oneself on this same road to no where as these two idiots, Vladimir and Estragon. Unfortunately, Vladimir and Estragon do not uncover that they can be self sufficient and stop centering their lives around a whim, and are left wasting their eternity of time away. Similar to when someone builds a building, they need a strong concrete foundation to support the levels above it, a human needs a strong concrete foundation to base their lives on. In other words, Vladimir and Estragon have centered their entire lives around something no more than a whim, just like some humans have centered their lives around this mythical figure called God. For example, Lucky gives Vladimir and Estragon all the of these answers that they are waiting for from Godot, in his oration, but the information is dismissed as gibberish because they do not uncover the meaning. And the most subtle, but one of the most obvious of examples, is the simple action of Estragon finally getting his boot off in the beginning of the play, which shows the two that they can complete tasks on their own and do not need other "people's" help to do succeed. In other words, the time spent by Vladimir and Estragon is a waste because they have made no progress from their original starting point.
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