Essay on Waiting For Godot, By Mary Bugliani

1113 Words May 7th, 2015 5 Pages
waiting for godot The play "Waiting for Godot" has been the source of many interpretations despite its ambiguous nature. These interpritations have ranged from biblical allusion to the word I can 't spell without a dictionary, existentialism. In Ann Bugliani 's essay, The Biblical Subtext in Beckett 's Waiting for Godot, she presents the reader with exerpts and analysis them by what she belived them to be of a biblical subtext. One example of this it the name of the person Vladimir and Estragon wait for, Godot. To some literary Scholars, "Godot" is a play on God. According to the comments on the youtube video, it stands for "little god" showing showing a disregard and some say a jab on the concept of a God. However, looking at the meaning of the french suffix that is usually brought up "ot", which means both diminution or affection as well as Beckett 's own words, 'I told [Ralph] Richardson that if by Godot I had meant God I would have said God, and not Godot. This seemed to disappoint him greatly. ' leads us back to square one. Perhaps like a Rorschach test, these interpretations offer us insight into what is belived to be important among society at the time of the interpretations and the individual as a whole. It 's interesting to note how in one era, a specific story will have one interpretation and with the passage of time it picks up a new one. As is the case with Farenite 451, the original meaning or reason for the creation of the story gets lost because is either…

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