Waiting for Godot

Estragon Character Analysis

One of the two main characters of the play, along with Vladimir, Estragon is rather helpless on his own. In the beginning of the play, he struggles just to take off his boots, for example. Unlike Vladimir, he has no grasp of time, and is confused as to whether it is evening or morning in act two. Along similar lines, he has a poor grasp of people's identities. He doesn't recognize Lucky and Pozzo in act two, and at one point thinks Pozzo's name is Abel. He cannot even remember his own past, and tells Pozzo his name is Adam. Estragon repeatedly wants to leave, but each time Vladimir reminds him that they must stay and wait for Godot. While he often forms the dull-minded counterpoint to the more cerebral Vladimir, Estragon is still able to match Vladimir's verbal wit and once claims that he used to be a poet.

Estragon Quotes in Waiting for Godot

The Waiting for Godot quotes below are all either spoken by Estragon or refer to Estragon. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Act 1 Quotes

Nothing to be done.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker)
Page Number: 2
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I'm glad to see you back. I thought you were gone forever.

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker), Estragon
Page Number: 2
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When I think of it... all these years... but for me... where would you be... (Decisively.) You'd be nothing more than a little heap of bones at the present minute, no doubt about it.

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker), Estragon
Page Number: 3
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One daren't even laugh any more.
Dreadful privation.
Merely smile. (He smiles suddenly from ear to ear, keeps smiling, ceases as suddenly.) It's not the same thing. Nothing to be done.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker)
Page Number: 5
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You're sure it was this evening?
What?
That we were to wait.
He said Saturday. (Pause.) I think

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker), Godot
Page Number: 9
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But what Saturday? And is it Saturday? Is it not rather Sunday? (Pause.) Or Monday? (Pause.) Or Friday?

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker)
Page Number: 10
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I was asleep! (Despairingly.) Why will you never let me sleep?
I felt lonely.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker)
Page Number: 10
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What do we do now?
Wait.
Yes, but while waiting.
What about hanging ourselves?
Hmm. It'd give us an erection.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker)
Page Number: 12
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We're not tied?

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker)
Page Number: 15
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You are human beings none the less. (He puts on his glasses.) As far as one can see. (He takes off his glasses.) of the same species as myself. (He bursts into an enormous laugh.) Of the same species as Pozzo! Made in God's image!

Related Characters: Pozzo (speaker), Estragon, Vladimir
Page Number: 19
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Er... you've finished with the... er... you don't need the... er... bones, Sir?

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Pozzo
Page Number: 24
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He's crying!
Old dogs have more dignity.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Pozzo (speaker), Lucky
Page Number: 31
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So that I ask myself is there anything I can do in my turn for these honest fellows who are having such a dull, dull time.
Even ten francs would be a help.
We are not beggars!

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker), Pozzo (speaker)
Page Number: 40
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He used to dance the farandole, the fling, the brawl, the jig, the fandango, and even the hornpipe. He capered. For joy. Now that's the best he can do. Do you know what he calls it?
The Scapegoat's Agony.
The Hard Stool.
The Net. He thinks he's entangled in a net.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker), Pozzo (speaker), Lucky
Page Number: 42
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Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful!

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker)
Page Number: 43
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Then adieu.
Adieu.
Adieu.
Adieu.
Silence. No one moves.
Adieu.
Adieu.
Adieu.
Silence.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker), Pozzo (speaker)
Page Number: 50
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Let's go.
We can't.
Why not?
We're waiting for Godot.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker), Godot
Page Number: 51
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We know them, I tell you. You forget everything. (Pause. To himself.) Unless they're not the same...
Why didn't they recognize us then?
That means nothing. I too pretended not to recognize them. And then nobody every recognizes us.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker), Pozzo, Lucky
Page Number: 52
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Christ! What has Christ got to do with it. You're not going to compare yourself to Christ!

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker), Estragon
Page Number: 57
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Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
They do not move.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker)
Page Number: 59
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Act 2 Quotes

Say, I am happy.
I am happy.
So am I.
So am I.
We are happy.
We are happy. (Silence.) What do we do now, now that we are happy?
Wait for Godot.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker)
Page Number: 66
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The best thing would be to kill me, like the other.
What other? (Pause.) What other?
Like billions of others.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker)
Page Number: 68
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It must be the Spring.
But in a single night!
I tell you we weren't here yesterday. Another of your nightmares.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker)
Page Number: 73
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We came too soon.
It's always at nightfall.
But night doesn't fall.
It'll fall all of a sudden, like yesterday.
Then it'll be night.
And we can go.
Then it'll be day again.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker)
Page Number: 80
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Suppose we got up to begin with?
No harm trying.
They get up.
Child's play.
Simple question of will-power.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker)
Page Number: 96
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Have you not done tormenting me with your accursed time! It's abominable! When! When! One day, is that not enough for you, one day he went dumb, one day I went blind, one day we'll go deaf, one day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second, is that not enough for you?

Related Characters: Pozzo (speaker), Estragon, Vladimir, Lucky
Page Number: 103
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Well? Shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
They do not move.

Related Characters: Estragon (speaker), Vladimir (speaker)
Page Number: 109
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Estragon Character Timeline in Waiting for Godot

The timeline below shows where the character Estragon appears in Waiting for Godot. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1
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Sitting on the side of a country road by a tree, Estragon tries repeatedly to pull off one of his boots. Vladimir enters and Estragon exasperatedly tells... (full context)
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Vladimir asks if "they" beat Estragon while he was sleeping there and he says that they did. Vladimir says, "It's too... (full context)
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Estragon again asks for help, but Vladimir ignores him, taking off his hat, looking in it,... (full context)
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Vladimir wonders what would happen if he and Estragon repented. Estragon asks what they would be repenting for and Vladimir doesn't say. Estragon suggests... (full context)
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Vladimir asks if Estragon has ever read the Bible and if he remembers the Gospels. Estragon remembers only colored... (full context)
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Vladimir tells Estragon about the two thieves crucified alongside Jesus in the Bible. One of the two thieves... (full context)
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Vladimir continues to wonder about the two thieves, and whether one was saved or not. Estragon doesn't follow Vladimir's thinking and is confused. Vladimir asks why they should believe the one... (full context)
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While Estragon gets up and looks around, Vladimir looks in Estragon's boot but doesn't find anything. Estragon... (full context)
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Estragon asks where the tree's leaves are and Vladimir says it must be dead, or else... (full context)
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Estragon says they came to this place yesterday, but Vladimir disagrees. Estragon asks if Vladimir is... (full context)
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The two take a break from talking and Estragon falls asleep. Vladimir wakes him and Estragon asks why he won't let him sleep. Vladimir... (full context)
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Estragon wonders if it would be better for he and Vladimir to go their separate ways.... (full context)
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Estragon apologizes and the two embrace. Estragon jumps back, though, because Vladimir reeks of garlic. Vladimir... (full context)
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Estragon says Vladimir should hang himself first because he is heavier. If Estragon hanged himself first,... (full context)
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Vladimir says he is interested to hear what Godot will offer them. Estragon asks what they asked Godot for and Vladimir says nothing very specific; it was just... (full context)
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Estragon asks, "Where do we come in?" and Vladimir is confused at first, then responds, "on... (full context)
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Vladimir says he thought he had heard Godot. Estragon says he's hungry and Vladimir offers him a carrot, but then all he can find... (full context)
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Estragon asks Vladimir if they are "tied." Vladimir asks what he means and Estragon asks if... (full context)
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...are interrupted by a horrible scream off-stage. They run to the edge of the stage. Estragon stops and runs back to get his boot, then runs back to Vladimir. They huddle... (full context)
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...Lucky suddenly, causing him to drop all his things. Vladimir goes to help Lucky, but Estragon stops him. Pozzo tells the two of them to be careful, as Lucky is dangerous. (full context)
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Estragon asks Vladimir if this is Godot, but then Pozzo introduces himself by name and asks... (full context)
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Pozzo asks who Godot is. Vladimir says he's an acquaintance, but Estragon says they hardly know him. Pozzo asks if they were waiting for Godot here, on... (full context)
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...piece of chicken and a bottle of wine. He eats and drinks, as Vladimir and Estragon inspect Lucky, who is exhaustedly falling asleep as he stands. (full context)
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Vladimir and Estragon continue to examine Lucky, noticing how the rope chafes his neck and how tired he... (full context)
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Estragon looks at the chicken bones that Pozzo has thrown on the ground and tentatively asks... (full context)
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...(he does not respond) and then says he must be leaving. He thanks Vladimir and Estragon for their company. But then he debates smoking some more from his pipe before he... (full context)
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Vladimir tells Estragon they should leave, but Pozzo stops them. He yanks Lucky's rope again and has him... (full context)
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...as well, since, as he says, "the more people I meet the happier I become." Estragon asks Pozzo why Lucky doesn't put down his bags and Vladimir encourages Estragon to ask... (full context)
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...make him pay attention). He pauses to think and then asks what the question was. Estragon and Vladimir remind him. Pozzo says that Lucky has the right to "make himself comfortable,"... (full context)
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Vladimir and Estragon are confused, wondering why Pozzo would get rid of Lucky. Pozzo repeats that Lucky wants... (full context)
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...to weep, and Pozzo says, "old dogs have more dignity." Pozzo gives his handkerchief to Estragon and tells him to wipe away Lucky's tears. Estragon hesitates, so Vladimir says he'll do... (full context)
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Estragon walks up to Lucky with the handkerchief, but Lucky kicks him in the shins. Pozzo... (full context)
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...that he "can't bear it" with Lucky and that he is going crazy. Vladimir and Estragon repeat his words, and then Vladimir turns to Lucky accusingly, telling him his behavior is... (full context)
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...I look like a man that can be made to suffer?" he asks. Vladimir and Estragon comment on how "charming" and "unforgettable" their evening has been. Pozzo tries to find his... (full context)
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...if he has seen it, before he notices that Vladimir has left without saying goodbye. Estragon tells Pozzo to get up and look at something. He points off in the distance... (full context)
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...He says he'd like to sit down on his stool again, but doesn't know how. Estragon offers to help and Pozzo tells him to ask him to sit down. Estragon asks... (full context)
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Vladimir again suggests he and Estragon leave. Pozzo asks Estragon what his name is, and Estragon says it is Adam. Pozzo... (full context)
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Vladimir says that he and Estragon can simply bide their time and wait. He says they are used to it. Pozzo... (full context)
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Pozzo says that since Vladimir and Estragon have been civil to him, he wonders if there is anything he can do to... (full context)
Pozzo pulls on Lucky's rope, picks up the whip, and asks whether Estragon and Vladimir want Lucky to dance, sing, recite, or think. He says that Lucky can... (full context)
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Lucky dances. Pozzo says Lucky used to be able to dance better. He asks if Estragon and Vladimir know what Lucky's dance is called. Estragon guesses "The Scapegoat's Agony," while Vladimir... (full context)
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Estragon asks about the time Lucky refused to dance. Pozzo prepares to speak, then forgets what... (full context)
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Estragon laments the fact that "nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes." Vladimir asks Pozzo to tell... (full context)
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Pozzo kicks Lucky and calls him a pig again. He asks Vladimir and Estragon to help pick Lucky up and hold him steady. They let go of him and... (full context)
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Pozzo calls for silence and he, Estragon, and Vladimir listen to see if they can hear the ticking of the watch. Pozzo... (full context)
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...once more. No one moves. Pozzo says that he seems to be unable to leave. Estragon says, "such is life." Pozzo backs away from Lucky, and then, holding onto the rope,... (full context)
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...for his stool and Vladimir gets it and gives it to him. Pozzo, Vladimir, and Estragon say "adieu" again and Pozzo leaves, shouting at Lucky. Vladimir says that this encounter with... (full context)
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Vladimir comments on how much Pozzo and Lucky had changed. Estragon is confused, because they did not know this pair before, but Vladimir assures him they... (full context)
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Estragon's one foot with the boot still on begins to hurt, while Vladimir ponders whether Lucky... (full context)
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...he is from "these parts." The boy doesn't know them, but is from the area. Estragon doesn't believe the boy and shakes him angrily, but Vladimir tells him to calm down. (full context)
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Estragon lets go of the boy and covers his face, telling Vladimir that he has been... (full context)
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...the boy to tell Godot that he saw them. The boy leaves, as night comes. Estragon looks at the moon, saying that it is "pale for weariness." He leaves both his... (full context)
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Vladimir tells Estragon he can't go on with bare feet, and Estragon says that Christ did. Vladimir thinks... (full context)
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Estragon looks at the tree and says it's a pity they don't have any rope. He... (full context)
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Estragon says he and Vladimir "weren't made for the same road." Vladimir says that it is... (full context)
Act 2
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Act 2 begins the next day, at the same time and in the same place. Estragon's boots are still on the ground. Vladimir enters, examines one of Estragon's boots, and then... (full context)
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Estragon enters and Vladimir tries to embrace him, but Estragon pushes him away. Vladimir asks where... (full context)
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Estragon remarks, "What a day!" and Vladimir tells him the day isn't over yet. Estragon tells... (full context)
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Estragon says he too feels better alone. Vladimir asks him why he keeps "crawling back" then,... (full context)
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Vladimir says that he would have stopped Estragon from doing whatever he did to provoke the beating, but Estragon says he wasn't doing... (full context)
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Vladimir says that Estragon must be happy now that they are together again. Estragon is not sure but Vladimir... (full context)
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Vladimir tells Estragon to look at the nearby tree. Estragon asks if it was there yesterday and Vladimir... (full context)
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Estragon remembers "a lunatic" who kicked his shins and a man who gave him a bone.... (full context)
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Vladimir mentions "the Macon country," but Estragon says he's never been there. He says he's "puked my puke of a life away... (full context)
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Estragon says that things would be better if he and Vladimir parted. Vladimir says that Estragon... (full context)
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Estragon says that they should talk so they don't hear "all the dead voices," that talk... (full context)
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...to find something to talk about. Vladimir says "it's the start that's difficult." He asks Estragon to help him find something to talk about, and Estragon tells him he's trying. The... (full context)
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...is the worst thing of all, and the two ponder whether they have ever thought. Estragon comments that they are talking well now, but Vladimir notes that now they need to... (full context)
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...and recalls the opening of act two, when they embraced and were happy. He tells Estragon to look at the tree and notes that it has leaves, whereas yesterday it was... (full context)
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...for the moment, that they were not in this place the previous day, and asks Estragon what they did the previous night, then. Estragon says they "blathered," about "nothing in particular."... (full context)
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Vladimir lifts up the legs of Estragon's pants and sees the wound from Lucky's kick, which would suggest that they were here... (full context)
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Estragon says the boots are not his, because they are not the right color. Vladimir says... (full context)
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Vladimir asks if Estragon would like a radish or turnip. Estragon asks if there are any carrots; Vladimir says... (full context)
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Vladimir suggests that Estragon try on the boots. He says it would at least pass the time, and that... (full context)
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Estragon sits down and wishes he could sleep. He tries to sleep, but Vladimir tells him... (full context)
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Estragon wants to leave, but Vladimir reminds him that they must stay and wait for Godot.... (full context)
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Estragon announces that he is going to leave. Vladimir sees Lucky's hat from yesterday lying on... (full context)
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Vladimir asks Estragon how he looks in Lucky's hat. Estragon says he looks "hideous," and Vladimir asks if... (full context)
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Vladimir encourages Estragon to yell at him like Pozzo. Estragon shouts, "Think, pig!" at Vladimir, who says he... (full context)
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Estragon says "they" are coming but doesn't know who they are or how many of them... (full context)
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Vladimir tells Estragon his only hope is to disappear. He tells Estragon to hide behind the tree. Estragon... (full context)
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Estragon brings Vladimir to the right edge of the stage and tells him to be on... (full context)
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They insult each other back and forth and then Estragon decides it's time to make up. They embrace. "How time flies when one has fun!"... (full context)
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...things, but now Pozzo is blind, following closely behind Lucky. Lucky stops when he sees Estragon and Vladimir, and Pozzo continue walking until he bumps into Lucky. Pozzo asks who it... (full context)
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Estragon asks if this is Godot. Vladimir says, "Reinforcements at last!" He says that now they... (full context)
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Vladimir says that Pozzo might have another chicken bone for Estragon, and suggests that they help him up. Estragon asks why Pozzo can't get up and... (full context)
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Confused, Estragon asks who Lucky is, and Vladimir reminds him of how Lucky kicked Estragon the previous... (full context)
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Pozzo continues to cry out for help. Vladimir says that he and Estragon should "do something, while we have the chance." He ponders the situation and whether he... (full context)
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Vladimir continues to talk, so Pozzo shouts that he'll pay someone to help him. Estragon asks how much. He says he'd pay one hundred francs, and Estragon says this isn't... (full context)
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Vladimir begs Estragon not to leave. He and Pozzo both ask Estragon for help. Vladimir promises that he... (full context)
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Estragon again says he's going to leave. Vladimir says he'll just get up himself, but he... (full context)
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Pozzo asks who Estragon and Vladimir are, and Vladimir answers that they are men. Vladimir asks Estragon if he... (full context)
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Vladimir says he could crawl over to Pozzo, but Estragon doesn't want Vladimir to leave him. They both call over to Pozzo, but he doesn't... (full context)
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Estragon shouts, "Abel! Abel!" and Pozzo cries out for help. Estragon thinks Abel is the right... (full context)
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Estragon wants to leave, but Vladimir reminds him yet again that they are waiting here for... (full context)
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Pozzo asks who Vladimir and Estragon are, because he is blind and cannot see them. Estragon wonders if he can see... (full context)
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Pozzo asks what time it is, and Estragon and Vladimir look at the sky, guessing seven or eight o'clock in the evening. Estragon... (full context)
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Estragon asks how long he and Vladimir will have to hold up Pozzo for. Pozzo says... (full context)
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Estragon says he is leaving. Pozzo asks where they are, and Vladimir says he doesn't know.... (full context)
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...Vladimir says Lucky seems to be sleeping, but might be dead. Pozzo asks Vladimir or Estragon to go check on Lucky and see if he is okay. Estragon doesn't want to... (full context)
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Estragon doesn't move. Vladimir asks Estragon what he is waiting for, and Estragon answers that he... (full context)
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Estragon checks if Lucky is still breathing (he is) before starting to kick him repeatedly. He... (full context)
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...he insists does not matter. He and Lucky leave the stage. Vladimir walks over to Estragon and wakes him. (full context)
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Estragon asks why Vladimir won't let him sleep. Vladimir says he was lonely. Estragon begins to... (full context)
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Estragon says, "let's go," but then remembers they can't. He asks if Vladimir is sure that... (full context)
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...He ponders what he will say of this day tomorrow and laments the fact that Estragon will not remember this day and they'll have to go through the same conversations all... (full context)
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...you never saw me!" The boy runs off, as the moon rises and night comes. Estragon says he's leaving, and Vladimir says he'll leave as well. Estragon asks how long he... (full context)
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Estragon wants to go far away, but Vladimir says they can't go far, because they have... (full context)
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The two go up to the tree and examine it. Estragon suggests they hang themselves, but they don't have any rope. Estragon says they could use... (full context)
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Vladimir and Estragon pull on either end of the belt to test its strength. It breaks. Estragon asks... (full context)
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Estragon asks if they can leave. Vladimir tells him to pull up his pants. Estragon misunderstands,... (full context)