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The purpose of human life is an unanswerable question It seems impossible to find an answer because we dont know where to start looking To us existence seems to be something imposed on us by an unknown force There seems to be no reason for it therefore making the world seem choatic For this reason society tries to make meaning of it by materialistic purposes to distract us from the fact that it is actually a hopless and mysterious predicament Samuel Becketts two act play Waiting For Godot captures this feeling and view of the world This viewpoint is shown by the difference between Pozzo and Lucky in both Act I and II Since this world is soley based on chance human lives are treated in an almost cruel manner In act one Pozzo is traveling to the market to sell Lucky Pozzo is totally healthy Lucky is a perfectly normal slave who has started to annoy Pozzo so he is going to be sold This is the first way Valdimir and Estrogen see this odd couple However the next day Pozzo and Luckys predicament have changed Pozzo is blind and Lucky has become a mute When Valdimir and Estrogen confront them on these drastic hcanges Pozzos answers are confused He has absolutely no recollection of the day before when he ordered Lucky to think and claims Lucky has always been a mute When Valdimir asks him when he became blind Pozzo responds I woke up one find day as blind as fortune When Valdimir asks him for details Pozzo answers violently Dont question me The blind have no notion of time The things of time are hidden from them too In this hopeless situation humans try to stay oblivious to thier true predicament Throughout the play Valdimir and Estrogen remain stupidly cheeful
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