Salvation In The Play Research Paper

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In religion, salvation is stated as the saving of the soul from sins and their consequences. But if one is already committed sins he/she has to repent first and confess that sin.

Man, by nature, always seeks salvation either by living life without suffering or by death. Usually, salvation is related to faith in religion. If this faith is broken, somehow, religion is broken too. In Beckett’s plays, salvation means saves or protects from harm or awful conditions. Martin Esslin believes that Vladimir and Estragon’s waiting for salvation is a matter of faith. They have an appointment with the saviour. For Esslin this gives them superiority over Pozzo and Lucky who believe in the illusion of reason and wealth, while Vladimir and Estragon see the absurdity of life (1968: 37). Standing on a country road for days
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(Pause. Vehemently.) Let us do something, while we have the chance! It is not every day that we are needed. Not indeed that we personally are needed. Others would meet the case equally well, if not better. To all mankind they were addressed, those cries for help still ringing in our ears! But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it, before it is too late! Let us represent worthily for once the foul brood to which a cruel fate consigned us! (Waiting for Godot, II: 79)
Beckett delivers a message through Vladimir’s speech. It is a crucial time, hard and difficult for all human beings. The world is falling apart and one has to help the others since he has the ability and the chance because tomorrow the one who helps today may need help.

Moreover, waiting adds essence to existence. Things that come after long waiting will be like a treasure and worth waiting. It teaches Man patience. God will reward patient people by granting them

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