"Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett
Most of the play, Waiting for Godot, deals with the fact that Vladimir and Estragon are waiting for something to alleviate their boredom. Godot can be understood to be one of the many things in life that people wait for. The play is often viewed as being existentialist in its views on life. The fact that none of the characters retain a clear mental history means that they are constantly struggling to prove their existence. This is shown clearly in the case of the messenger boy who does not remember either Vladimir or Estragon, and as a result this casts some doubt on their very existence.
Near the end of the first act, a boy enters "timidly", saying that he has a message from Mr. Godot. Estragon bullies the boy, who reveals that he has been waiting a while but was afraid of Pozzo and Lucky. When Estragon shakes the boy, Vladimir yells at him and Estragon limps off, "sits down and begins to take off his boots". Meanwhile, Vladimir talks to the boy. …
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