Waiting for Godot is an amazingly complex absurdist play exploring the limits of human thought. In a play of two acts Samuel Beckett has managed to question the very questions philosophers have asked for centuries. Each situation, character and dialogue is heavily loaded with its absurdist complexity.
The plot involves two central characters who are waiting for someone called Godot to arrive. In all our lives aren’t we doing the same? Waiting for a messiah, an exalted being to come and teach us and deliver us from ignorance. Is that the way humans are programmed? Those who did not wait and searched for answers themselves, inwardly and outwardly, did they contribute anything to the humanity?
Amongst the many complex situations in the plot, the one I savor most is that of a slave with a rope around the neck. Is that rope the rope of doctrine, concepts, philosophies around our neck, keeping us enslaved?
What is your favorite character, situation or dialogue in the play? And why?
Thanks Joe, for this video.