Analysis Of Samuel Beckett 's Waiting For Godot Essay

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In Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, the reader is introduced to a prominent man named Pozzo. Pozzo first appears after Vladimir and Estragon see Lucky, the servant of Pozzo, tied to a long rope with him holding onto it. Pozzo is dominant and is viewed as a person of authority. Vladimir and Estragon mistook Pozzo for Godot because of this, but it is established that he is not Godot. In Act two, however, his dynamic in the play changes. He becomes blind overnight and is reliant on those around him now. Pozzo in the first Act of the play goes from being the man of power to the second act of the play, now relying on the assistance of others, mainly from his servant Lucky. Pozzo speaks to others as if he is at a higher standard than them. When speaking to Vladimir and Estragon, he refers to them as, “human beings...As far as one can see. (He takes off his glasses.) Of the same species as myself (He bursts into an enormous laugh.) Of the same species as Pozzo! Made in God 's image” (Pg. 11). Though Pozzo acknowledges that Vladimir and Estragon are similar to him, his outburst of laughter and sarcasm shows that he does not consider them as equal in any way, shape or form. His use of speech in the third person displays how arrogant and conceited he is. Pozzo is a man of wealth and prosperity, and he clearly expresses this by him leaving his scrappy chicken wing bones for Lucky. Pozzo had mentioned that Lucky had taught him everything he knows, but now Lucky had…

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