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Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett who is originally from Dublin moved over to France since he loved France so much as a country,

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Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett who is originally from Dublin moved over to France since he loved France so much as a country, he went to France to learn French and also fight in the war. When Beckett was in Dublin, there weren't any wars, but since he wanted to be 'a part' of France therefore Beckett joined in, doing so caused big problems for both Beckett and his wife. 1926 was the time when Samuel Beckett just moved to France, during World War 2 Samuel Beckett joined the underground movement in Paris to resist and hide from Germans, Samuel Beckett remained in the resistance all the way until late 1942. The reason why Samuel did this was because several members in his group were being arrested. Due to this reason Beckett and his wife were forced to go to the unoccupied zone. Samuel Beckett was a freedom fighter for France because he loves the country so much and wanted to 'help' the country. ...read more.


In one of the scenes, we meet two new characters who also plays quite a big part in this play, 'Pozzo' and 'Lucky'. The two people are bound together by slave and master, Pozzo being the master and Lucky being the slave. Without Lucky, Pozzo wouldn't be there and without Pozzo, there wouldn't be Lucky. Just like without day, there wouldn't be night and without love, there wouldn't be hate. Lucky is treated badly by Pozzo. "Think pig!" Both Vladimir and Estragon struggle more then Pozzo and Lucky but they still have nice thing to say about each other "Estragon: don't touch me! Don't question me! Don't speak to me! Stay with me! Vladimir: Did I ever leave you?" They argue with each other a lot but no matter what, they still stay together throughout the whole play! This play may look very complicated, but to many people, it is a very interesting play, but do they really understand what 'being bound' actually means? ...read more.


Or is it Saturday? Is it not Sunday or Monday or Friday?" All they have been doing was wait, wait and wait, waiting so long that they don't even know what day it is! People can say that there is also a plus side in being a tramp, is there really? Maybe there is since they have no worries! They don't need to worry about time, friends, work or clothes. Tramps also have to put up with public humiliation, no shelter, loneliness, poverty and hard conditions day after day but one thing they do have is freedom! Does the play show us anything? I think it teaches us that we should learn to have more hope, faith and give respect. Vladimir and Estragon are two very inspirational characters who show lots of emotions in this play. The play its self is very powerful to many people who watch. I find it very boring but interesting to watch, Samuel Beckett is a great play writer and very creative. He uses great ways of expresses this as well, he uses symbols to symbolise opposites in life. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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