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Samuel Becketts Waiting for Godot is an absurd play about two men Vladimir Didi and Estragon Gogo who wait under a withered tree for Godot who Vladimir says has an important but unknown message This play is incredibly bizarre because at times it is difficult to discern if there is a plot at all and at other times the play seems incredibly profound One of the most ambiguous aspects of Becketts play is the identity of Godot If the reader analyzes all the Biblical allusions it is quite easy to say that Godot is God Actually the word Godot can be anagrammed to say To God but it is questionable whether this is mere coincidence or has some significance The interpretation then would be of two men mankind as a whole waiting for something salvation or proof that will never come Every day a messenger says that Godot will come tomorrow for certain This message is very appropriate when considering the plays existentialist aspects Interestingly Vladimir and Estragon deny that they know Godot when Pozzo asks them Keeping with the religious theme this is parallel to Peters denial of Jesus Another interpretation is that Pozzo is God and Lucky is mankind Perhaps Pozzo is really Godot as he was mistaken for Godot or maybe Pozzo is just there as a deception Lucky wants to satisfy Pozzo with menial acts of obedience according to Pozzos own explanation of Luckys actions while Pozzo seems quite apathetic to Luckys deeds and plights However in the second act Pozzo needs Lucky to exist because Pozzo is blind Perhaps this is similar to the theory that God would not exist if man did not believe in Him Pozzo and Lucky are easily compared as the oppressed masses and the wealthy oppressors If Beckett is trying to be a social critic he could be saying that the oppressed are dumb and moored Lucky is mute or maybe
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