Overall, the friendship that Beckett creates between Vladimir and Estragon is un ique and unorthodox.

In the opening scene, the two argue like an old married cou ple. They have nicknames for each other – “Didi” and “Gogo”. It’s adorable. It s eems as if Beckett made their friendship this way because they needed each other to be able to understand the world. They are equally sheltered and dull, and so their lives fit together well. Somebody’s post mentioned earlier that the two c haracters at the beginning just seemed like “simpletons” and changed the subject whenever one of them didn’t understand. Their friendship seems as if it is a co ping mechanism to deal with the world beyond their own little lives. When Pozzo enters, they don’t even seem to know how to speak with him or Lucky without one another. On page 23, Estragon: Vladimir: Estragon: Vladimir: Estragon: Vladimir: Estragon: (to Vladamir.) Does he want to replace him? What? Does he want someone to take his place or not? I don t think so. What? I don t know. Ask him.

The entire piece goes back and forth like this. They do not understand anything about people or events outside their place in the woods that they go to “wait fo r Godot.” They’re constantly asking questions and making the other do something, shown by the evidence on page 23. The two have an extremely close friendship, which makes me believe that meeting Godot is something that has to do with their relationship’s fate. Waiting for Go dot means putting their lives on hold for him. Each character even lies about th eir whereabouts, when they stay in one spot.


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