Beckett's Waiting for Godot

Justin Tang
English 150
Wednesday 13 November 2013, 6 p.m. section

Recitation Outline

Question to consider before recitation

  1. What is Vladimir trying to say here? What is the problem with the lack of meaning in life?

Questions to consider after recitation

  1. What does Vladimir mean by "habit" being a great deadener?
  2. What does this speech by Vladimir prove in comparison to the other characters of the play? Is he just babbling about this or has he really solved something here?
  3. Who is Vladimir essentially disagreeing with in the passage?
  4. What is wrong with this passage?
  5. Are there any other interpretations you can think of? What else is wrong with their life?
  6. Who is Vladimir talking about? And why is their connection to each other so important?