Waiting For Godot Relationships

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In Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett uses the characters’ developments and their relationships with each other to symbolize the journey through life and all the natural changes that are associated along with it .
The first aspect in Waiting for Godot that needs to be looked at is the relationships between the characters. Each relationship in this play represents basic relationships found throughout life, and they are important ones that generally shape who people are. The first and most prominent relationship is between Vladimir and Estragon. This is a basic relationship of friendship, and little things throughout the play signal how close and codependent these two men are. When Estragon falls asleep and Vladimir yells at him to wake up later stating that “[he] felt lonely”(insert page numberBeckett), this just goes to show how much the two depend on each other to keep each other
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First taking a look at Pozzo and Lucky, they come in contact with Vladimir and Estragon twice throughout the play but the second time in Act II neither Pozzo nor Lucky remember. Also, different from the first meeting, Pozzo is now blind and Lucky is so dumb that “he can’t even groan”. (insert page numberBeckett). Bad eyesight and loss of mental ability are both signs of aging that are seen in the two men. Also, because of these changes the two are much more dependent on each other, Pozzo is still taking an authority roll but he needs depends on Lucky more now and this is seen by the shortened rope. (Schonfeld) Lucky needs Pozzo as well because he is not as smart and needs Pozzo’s brain like Pozzo needs Lucky’s eyesight. The boy that Godot sends also doesn’t remember meeting Vladimir and Estragon the day earlier either, not only does this further reiterate the idea of aging but it also further isolates Vladimir and Estragon from the few people they’ve

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