Analyzing the Characters of Godot

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Waiting for Godot certainly qualifies as one of Samuel Beckett's most famous works. Originally written in French in 1948, Beckett himself translated the play into English soon after. Although highly popular in Europe it never garnered much success in America.

Waiting for Godot incorporates many themes including human suffering and waiting for something that will never come. The work's characters, especially the two main characters, Estragon and Vladimir, embody these themes. The characters of Waiting for Godot without a doubt are what makes the play so interesting, and also seem to symbolize different aspects of "the human condition .

Estragon and Vladimir are similar in that they are both bums and are in desperate need to pass the time whilst they wait for Godot. Estragon is supremely dumb and possesses no memory beyond what is immediately said to him. He is impatient and constantly wants to leave Vladimir, but cannot because he needs someone to remember for him. V

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