Analysis Of Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot

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In “Waiting for Godot” they speak a lot about Godot, but he never actually shows up. This brings much debate on whether his existence is important or not. There are many different perspectives in which you could read the play, and each one of them has a different meaning for Godot. I believe Samuel Beckett wrote the play this way to let us infer who we think Godot is depending on what perspective we have. For many, Godot is the father of time, and although they never make him appear as one of the characters, there is a great significance to him. Godot is a significant presence, regardless of his absence, because he affects the theme of the play, the character 's thoughts, and their actions throughout the entire play.

Godot affects the two main characters the most, Gogo and Didi. He affects how they think, and no matter what the thought is they always have Godot present in their mind. An example of how Godot affects their thoughts is how, throughout the play, both Gogo and Didi want to leave but they always stay because they claim to be waiting for Godot.

“Gogo: Let’s go.

Didi: We can’t

Gogo: why not?

Didi:We’re waiting for Godot

Gogo: [despairingly] Ah!” (“Waiting for Godot” Samuel Beckett)

This occurs many times throughout the play, and every time Didi tells Gogo the same thing: “We’re waiting for Godot.” This shows their thought and action of wanting to leave but not physically leaving because they are waiting for Godot. Also throughout the play,
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