Essay on Waiting For Godot

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Waiting For Godot



The purpose of human life is an unanswerable question. It seems impossible to find an
answer because we don't know where to start looking. To us, existence seems to be
something imposed on us by an unknown force. There seems to be no reason for it,
therefore making the world seem choatic. For this reason, society tries to make meaning
of it by materialistic purposes to distract us from the fact that it is actually a hopless
and mysterious predicament. Samuel Beckett's two act play, "Waiting For Godot", captures
this feeling and view of the world.

This viewpoint is shown by the difference between Pozzo and Lucky in both Act I and II.
Since this world is soley based on chance, human lives are treated in an almost cruel
manner. In act one, Pozzo is traveling to the market to sell Lucky. Pozzo is totally
healthy. Lucky is a perfectly normal slave who has started to annoy Pozzo, so he is
going to be sold. This is the first way Valdimir and Estrogen see this odd couple.
However, the next day Pozzo and Lucky's predicament have changed. Pozzo is blind and
Lucky has become a mute. When Valdimir and Estrogen confront them on these drastic
hcanges, Pozzo's answers are confused. He has absolutely no recollection of the day
before when he ordered Lucky to "think" and claims Lucky has always been a mute. When
Valdimir asks him when he became blind, Pozzo responds, "I woke up one find day as blind
as fortune". When Valdimir asks him for details, Pozzo answers violently, "Don't question
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