Essay on Analysis Of ' Waiting For Godot '
Vladimir and Estragon are endlessly and in vain waiting for this Godot character. From several of their conversations, we can recognize that they are unable to make clear decisions or take decisive action on anything. They expect Godot to assist them, such as their conversation right after their suicide suggestion:
“Estragon: Don’t let’s do anything. It’s safer.
Vladimir: Let’s wait and see what he says.
Estragon: Good idea.
Vladimir: Let’s wait till we know exactly how we stand” (10).
This conversation depicts them as uncertain and to a certain degree as weak and merely hopeless because they want Godot to tell them what to do. This notion of these two characters is nowhere near Nietzsche’s ideal “overman” because Vladimir and Estragon are unable to harness the will to power and there is lack of…