WAITING FOR GODOT ANALYSIS
Life is meaningless. Then, which is the purpose of the characters? Find something to do while they’re waiting, find something to do to fill their existence. So, all their actions and dialogues (is important to remember that each character follows only his own thoughts ,so in this sense is better talking of monologues than dialogues) are all meaningless since that haven’t got a real aim, but only not be bored.
While Estragon and Vladimir are involved in doing this by concentrate themselves in lack tasks of physical or mental exercises, Lucky and Pozzo make continuos purposeless journeys for the same reason of the first two.
WAITING FOR GODOT: CHARACTERS
- Vladimir and Estragon are never described as trumps, rather they are two human beings perpetually concerned with questions about the nature of the self, world and God. Furthermore they are complementary, as can be seen in Act I; in fact while Vladimir speaks as mind, Estragon speaks as body. However in Act II they are both concerned in both questions without any well definite distinction. Also they need each other to remember who they are, though they can’t be completely aware of themselves since they forget most of the things happened.
- On the other hand, Lucky and Pozzo, who are complementary too since they are connected by a rope,as well as by a tyrannical relationship of master and his servant, represents the oppressive power: Lucky the mind one whereas Pozzo the body one.