Essay on Analysis Of Samuel Beckett 's ' The Waiting For Godot '

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There are many well-written plays that represent life situations. Some plays consist of trials and tribulations, love and betrayal, while others represent heroicness, redemption and vengeance. Samuel Beckett’s play published in 1952 Waiting for Godot, takes a different approach when it comes to life situations. Beckett’s play represents not only a hopeless struggle through every day living but it also brings out struggles of mental illness that also correlates with being homeless.
The two main characters in the play Estragon and Vladimir are waiting for someone by the name of Godot. Through out the whole play while they wait for Godot in the same spot day after day, the men are consistently battling within themselves by loss of memory, suicidal thoughts, strange conversations, confusion and irritable moods. On top of the many mental issues the characters struggle with they deal with living on the streets with no solid foundation to go home too. There is nothing surrounding them besides a long road and a flimsy bare tree that gives the audience a feeling of emptiness and despair, which represents their inner emotions. The never-ending road that leads to nothing goes hand and hand with Estragon and Vladimir’s attempt journey in life. There are two other male characters in the play that Estragon and Vladimir come across and that is Pozzo and Lucky. Beckett’s use of the characters Pozzo and Lucky is another way that shows struggles of everyday living, for Lucky especially. Lucky…

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