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Waiting for God and The Love Song by J. Alfred Prufrock choose to not actively strive to read their goals.

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Jonas Hahn Final Draft 1/17/02 Waiting for Godot and The Love Song by J. Alfred Prufrock choose to not actively strive to read their goals. In Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and The Love Song by J. Afred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot the main characters choose not to achieve their goals. Instead, they waste their time. They wouldn't know what to do if they reached their goals as they are too scared to think positively or take constructive action. Estragon and Vladimir are waiting for Godot and Prufrock is waiting for an opportunity to talk to a girl, both reachable goals. Vladimir and Estragon are both capable of just following the messenger boy that comes along. Vladimir and Estragon are both capable of just following the messenger boy that comes along. He says "What am I to tell Mr. Godot, Sir" (Beckett 56) showing that he knows where Godot is, yet Vladimir and Estragon decide not to follow the messenger. As readers, we don't quite know why Vladimir and Estragon choose not to reach their goals. ...read more.

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ESTRAGON: That's the idea, let's make a little conversation. VLADIMIR: Haven't they? ESTRAGON: What? VLADIMIR: Changed. ESTRAGON: Very likely. They all change. Only we can't. VLADIMIR: Likely! It's certain. Didn't you see them? ESTRAGON: I suppose I did. But I don't know them. VLADIMIR: Yes you do know them. ESTRAGON: No I don't. VLADIMIR: We know them, I tell you. You forget everything. Unless they're not the same... (Beckett 52). This also shows that they are living very meaningless lives, because if Estragon can't even remember what happened the day before it shows that it didn't mean too much, because if it was meaningful anyone could remember it. They also think very negatively of themselves saying that they will never change, which is strange because everything changes. They also talk about death but they don't think that's the ultimate solution VLADIMIR: We'll hang ourselves to-morrow. Unless Godot comes. ESTRAGON: And if he comes? VLADIMIR: We'll be saved. (Beckett 109) And prefer waiting for Godot. In Acts I + II the same people talk to them, Pozzo andLucky and the messenger boy, yet Estragon doesn't remember anything and they would rather wait than change the lives they have "VLADIMIR: Well? ...read more.

Conclusion

and Prufrock says, "I do not think that they will sing to me" (line 125) but the mermaids sing to everyone else. Prufrock and Vladimir and Estragon don't reach their goals, but they seem to still have good spirits. Since no one is there to help them Prufrock or Vladimir and don't go anywhere and don't take a step towards their goals. Instead the only thing they really can do is wait. Prufrock has tea parties while thinking about the girl, just waiting time, and Vladimir and Estragon go to the same spot day after day, the messenger comes by and so do Pozzo and Lucky yet Vladimir and continue to think about death and wait for Godot. Prufrock and Vladimir and Estragon in The Love Song for J. Alfred Prufrock and Waiting for Godot have chosen their passive, pointless lives and they lack the courage and intellegence to change them. Their lives are based on a goal, yet this goal will never be achieved. They have a reason to get up every morning, their lives are based on waiting for on goal and they have no desire to change their passive lives. They are achieving their goals in life by just simply WAITING. ...read more.

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