Analysis Of Samuel Beckett 's Waiting For Godot, No Exit, And The Blind

1054 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
Humans have an innate need for physical contact and companionship, regardless of its level: whether one achieves companionship through friendship or rivalry is unimportant. People anchor others to reality, and serve as emissaries to three dimensional thinking. For example, in the play Waiting for Godot, the main characters Vladimir and Estragon openly admit that they cannot exist without each other. Although Vladimir and Estragon physically would not be able to survive without each other, their metaphysical connection is far more important. Humans have an innate need for others; examining the relationships that manifest as a result of this need allow for a deeper understanding of the human condition. In the plays Waiting for Godot, No Exit, and The Blind, companionship plays a vital role in the physical and mental health of the characters, for it anchors the characters to reality, and allows for humanization in inhumane situations. In each of the plays, the biggest emphasis on companionship exists within the relationships of main characters. Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is a perfect example of characters needing each other. By creating a very dynamic relationship between Vladimir and Estragon, consisting of many high and low points, Beckett allows for examination of the nature of human relationships. At one point in the play, Vladimir and Estragon have a very stichomythic conversation, where they consistently throw degrading insults at one another. Vladimir calls…

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