Waiting for Godot

Vladimir Character Analysis

Perhaps the real protagonist of the play, Vladimir often seems to be more rational than his more nonsensical companion, Estragon. Unlike the other characters in the play, he has a sense of linear time and realizes that the events of act two essentially repeat those of act one. He is also able to remember people's identities, unlike Estragon and Pozzo, who forget each other in act two. He seems to be the only one who is really outraged at Pozzo's horrible treatment of Lucky in act one, but he doesn't actually do anything to help him. Vladimir often tries to explain what is going on in the world—where they are, when they are—and to show evidence to support his theories. But such rational or "scientific" efforts never yield any solid insight, and by the end of the play Vladimir seems less sure than he did at the beginning. Vladimir relies upon Estragon's company as much as Estragon relies upon Vladimir: whenever Estragon leaves the stage for a brief moment, Vladimir panics out of his intense fear of loneliness and abandonment.

Vladimir Quotes in Waiting for Godot

The Waiting for Godot quotes below are all either spoken by Vladimir or refer to Vladimir. 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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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Grove Press edition of Waiting for Godot published in 1994.
Act 1 Quotes

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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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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To Godot? Tied to Godot! What an idea! No question of it. (Pause.) For the moment.

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker), Godot
Page Number: 17
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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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To treat a man... (gesture towards Lucky)... like that... I think that... no... a human being... no... it's a scandal!

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker), Pozzo, Lucky
Page Number: 25
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After having sucked all the good out of him you chuck him away like a... like a banana skin. Really...

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker), Pozzo, Lucky
Page Number: 33
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(to Lucky.) How dare you! It's abominable! Such a good master! Crucify him like that! After so many years! Really!

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker), Pozzo, Lucky
Page Number: 34
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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 thinks?
Certainly. Aloud. He even used to think very prettily once, I could listen to him for hours. Now... (he shudders).

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker), Pozzo (speaker)
Page Number: 41
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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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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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You don't know me?
No Sir.
It wasn't you came yesterday?
No Sir.
This is your first time?
Yes Sir.

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker), Boy (speaker)
Page Number: 55
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Tell him... (he hesitates)... tell him you saw us. (Pause.) You did see us, didn't you?

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker), Godot, Boy
Page Number: 56
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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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No, the best would be to take advantage of Pozzo's calling for help.

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker), Pozzo
Page Number: 90
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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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Was I sleeping, while the others suffered? Am I sleeping now?

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker)
Page Number: 104
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Tell him... (he hesitates)... tell him you saw me and that... (he hesitates)... that you saw me. (Pause. Vladimir advances, the Boy recoils. Vladimir halts, the Boy halts. With sudden violence.) You're sure you saw me, you won't come and tell me tomorrow that you never saw me!

Related Characters: Vladimir (speaker), Pozzo, Boy
Page Number: 106
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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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Vladimir Character Timeline in Waiting for Godot

The timeline below shows where the character Vladimir appears in Waiting for Godot. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1
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...country road by a tree, Estragon tries repeatedly to pull off one of his boots. Vladimir enters and Estragon exasperatedly tells him there's "nothing to be done." Vladimir agrees and asks... (full context)
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Vladimir asks if "they" beat Estragon while he was sleeping there and he says that they... (full context)
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Estragon again asks for help, but Vladimir ignores him, taking off his hat, looking in it, and shaking it upside down, as... (full context)
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Vladimir wonders what would happen if he and Estragon repented. Estragon asks what they would be... (full context)
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Vladimir asks if Estragon has ever read the Bible and if he remembers the Gospels. Estragon... (full context)
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Vladimir tells Estragon about the two thieves crucified alongside Jesus in the Bible. One of the... (full context)
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Vladimir continues to wonder about the two thieves, and whether one was saved or not. Estragon... (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 suggests they go somewhere, but Vladimir... (full context)
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Estragon asks where the tree's leaves are and Vladimir says it must be dead, or else it's not the right season for leaves. The... (full context)
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Estragon says they came to this place yesterday, but Vladimir disagrees. Estragon asks if Vladimir is sure that they are at this spot on the... (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 says he was... (full context)
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Estragon wonders if it would be better for he and Vladimir to go their separate ways. He is reminded of a joke about an Englishman at... (full context)
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Estragon apologizes and the two embrace. Estragon jumps back, though, because Vladimir reeks of garlic. Vladimir asks what they should do now. Estragon suggests they wait. Vladimir... (full context)
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Estragon says Vladimir should hang himself first because he is heavier. If Estragon hanged himself first, and then... (full context)
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Vladimir says he is interested to hear what Godot will offer them. Estragon asks what they... (full context)
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Estragon asks, "Where do we come in?" and Vladimir is confused at first, then responds, "on our hands and knees." Estragon asks if they... (full context)
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Vladimir says he thought he had heard Godot. Estragon says he's hungry and Vladimir offers him... (full context)
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Estragon asks Vladimir if they are "tied." Vladimir asks what he means and Estragon asks if they are... (full context)
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...the stage. Estragon stops and runs back to get his boot, then runs back to Vladimir. They huddle together, frightened by the noise. (full context)
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...are leaving the stage, he stops 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... (full context)
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Estragon asks Vladimir if this is Godot, but then Pozzo introduces himself by name and asks if they... (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... (full context)
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...out a 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... (full context)
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Vladimir suddenly shouts out, "It's a scandal!" Pozzo asks what he is talking about, and Vladimir... (full context)
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Vladimir tells Estragon they should leave, but Pozzo stops them. He yanks Lucky's rope again and... (full context)
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Vladimir still wants to go, and Pozzo tells him to think carefully, asking what would happen... (full context)
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...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," so the... (full context)
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Vladimir and Estragon are confused, wondering why Pozzo would get rid of Lucky. Pozzo repeats that... (full context)
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Vladimir again asks if Pozzo wants to get rid of Lucky. Pozzo says he is on... (full context)
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...him. Meanwhile, Estragon's leg is bleeding, and he cries out that he can hardly walk. Vladimir says he'll carry Estragon, "if necessary." Pozzo notes that Lucky has stopped crying and jokes... (full context)
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...him that. He says that he took Lucky as a slave 60 years ago and Vladimir is astonished that he would turn away "such an old and faithful servant." Vladimir says... (full context)
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Pozzo mumbles 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... (full context)
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...said. "Do 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... (full context)
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Pozzo is distraught at having lost his pipe and begins to ask Vladimir if he has seen it, before he notices that Vladimir has left without saying goodbye.... (full context)
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Pozzo says he must be going, because of his schedule, though Vladimir says, "time has stopped." Pozzo disagrees, then says he will tell Vladimir and Estragon about... (full context)
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Vladimir again suggests he and Estragon leave. Pozzo asks Estragon what his name is, and Estragon... (full context)
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Vladimir says that he and Estragon can simply bide their time and wait. He says they... (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... (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 think out... (full context)
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...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 guesses "The... (full context)
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...dance. Pozzo prepares to speak, then forgets what he was going to say. Estragon and Vladimir try to remember, as well. Estragon thinks maybe he was going to say why Lucky... (full context)
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Estragon laments the fact that "nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes." Vladimir asks Pozzo to tell Lucky to think. Pozzo says Lucky needs his hat first, which... (full context)
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Vladimir puts the hat on Lucky's head, but Lucky does nothing. Pozzo jerks the rope around... (full context)
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...and painful. They throw themselves on top of Lucky to stop him from talking, and Vladimir finally takes his hat away. Lucky falls silent. Pozzo snatches the hat and stomps on... (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... (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 asks which... (full context)
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As Pozzo is about to leave the stage, he calls for his stool and Vladimir gets it and gives it to him. Pozzo, Vladimir, and Estragon say "adieu" again and... (full context)
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Vladimir comments on how much Pozzo and Lucky had changed. Estragon is confused, because they did... (full context)
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Estragon's one foot with the boot still on begins to hurt, while Vladimir ponders whether Lucky and Pozzo were the same people he knew from before, or different.... (full context)
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...boy says he was afraid of Lucky and Pozzo, which is why he is late. Vladimir asks if the boy knows Lucky and Pozzo and whether he is from "these parts."... (full context)
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Estragon lets go of the boy and covers his face, telling Vladimir that he has been unhappy for longer than he can remember. Vladimir asks the boy... (full context)
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...Godot told me to tell you that he won't come this evening but surely tomorrow." Vladimir asks if the boy works for Godot, and the boy says he does; he looks... (full context)
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Vladimir tells the boy he can leave, and the boy asks what message he should bring... (full context)
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Vladimir tells Estragon he can't go on with bare feet, and Estragon says that Christ did.... (full context)
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...at the tree and says it's a pity they don't have any rope. He asks Vladimir to remind him to bring rope tomorrow. He asks Vladimir how long they've been together,... (full context)
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Estragon says he and Vladimir "weren't made for the same road." Vladimir says that it is not certain and tells... (full context)
Act 2
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...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 begins to sing. He sings a nonsensical... (full context)
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Estragon enters and Vladimir tries to embrace him, but Estragon pushes him away. Vladimir asks where Estragon spent the... (full context)
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Estragon remarks, "What a day!" and Vladimir tells him the day isn't over yet. Estragon tells him he heard his singing and... (full context)
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Estragon says he too feels better alone. Vladimir asks him why he keeps "crawling back" then, and suggests it's because Estragon can't defend... (full context)
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Vladimir says that he would have stopped Estragon from doing whatever he did to provoke the... (full context)
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Vladimir says that Estragon must be happy now that they are together again. Estragon is not... (full context)
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Vladimir tells Estragon to look at the nearby tree. Estragon asks if it was there yesterday... (full context)
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...remembers "a lunatic" who kicked his shins and a man who gave him a bone. Vladimir tells him those people were Lucky and Pozzo. Estragon asks if this all happened yesterday... (full context)
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Vladimir mentions "the Macon country," but Estragon says he's never been there. He says he's "puked... (full context)
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Estragon says that things would be better if he and Vladimir parted. Vladimir says that Estragon always says this, but always comes back to him. Estragon... (full context)
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...a noise that sounds like feathers, leaves, or ashes. There is a long pause, and Vladimir urges Estragon to say something, "anything at all!" Estragon asks what they should do, and... (full context)
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The two struggle to find something to talk about. Vladimir says "it's the start that's difficult." He asks Estragon to help him find something to... (full context)
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Vladimir says that "to have thought" is the worst thing of all, and the two ponder... (full context)
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Vladimir asks what they were talking about at the beginning of the evening, and recalls the... (full context)
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Vladimir accepts, for the moment, that they were not in this place the previous day, and... (full context)
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Vladimir lifts up the legs of Estragon's pants and sees the wound from Lucky's kick, which... (full context)
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Estragon says the boots are not his, because they are not the right color. Vladimir says someone must have taken Estragon's boots and left these other ones. Estragon says he's... (full context)
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Vladimir asks if Estragon would like a radish or turnip. Estragon asks if there are any... (full context)
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Vladimir suggests that Estragon try on the boots. He says it would at least pass the... (full context)
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Estragon sits down and wishes he could sleep. He tries to sleep, but Vladimir tells him to wait and begins singing loudly, repeating the word "bye." Estragon falls asleep,... (full context)
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Estragon wants to leave, but Vladimir reminds him that they must stay and wait for Godot. Vladimir says Godot will come... (full context)
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Estragon announces that he is going to leave. Vladimir sees Lucky's hat from yesterday lying on the ground. This confirms for him that they... (full context)
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Vladimir asks Estragon how he looks in Lucky's hat. Estragon says he looks "hideous," and Vladimir... (full context)
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Vladimir encourages Estragon to yell at him like Pozzo. Estragon shouts, "Think, pig!" at Vladimir, who... (full context)
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...are coming but doesn't know who they are or how many of them there are. Vladimir excitedly says that it must be Godot. He shouts, "We're saved!" Vladimir pulls Estragon toward... (full context)
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Vladimir tells Estragon his only hope is to disappear. He tells Estragon to hide behind the... (full context)
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Estragon brings Vladimir to the right edge of the stage and tells him to be on the lookout.... (full context)
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...it's time to make up. They embrace. "How time flies when one has fun!" muses Vladimir. Estragon asks what they should do now, and Vladimir suggests they continue waiting. He says... (full context)
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...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 is, and... (full context)
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Estragon asks if this is Godot. Vladimir says, "Reinforcements at last!" He says that now they will surely make it through the... (full context)
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Vladimir says that Pozzo might have another chicken bone for Estragon, and suggests that they help... (full context)
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Confused, Estragon asks who Lucky is, and Vladimir reminds him of how Lucky kicked Estragon the previous day. He points to Lucky, who... (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... (full context)
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Vladimir continues to talk, so Pozzo shouts that he'll pay someone to help him. Estragon asks... (full context)
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Vladimir begs Estragon not to leave. He and Pozzo both ask Estragon for help. Vladimir promises... (full context)
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Estragon again says he's going to leave. Vladimir says he'll just get up himself, but he is unable to. Estragon asks if Vladimir... (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 can get... (full context)
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Vladimir says he could crawl over to Pozzo, but Estragon doesn't want Vladimir to leave him.... (full context)
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...and shouts this name out loud. Pozzo shouts for help again. Estragon suggests he and Vladimir find a new topic of conversation, but neither can think of anything to talk about.... (full context)
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Estragon wants to leave, but Vladimir reminds him yet again that they are waiting here for Godot. Estragon asks what they... (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... (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 isn't sure... (full context)
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Estragon asks how long he and Vladimir will have to hold up Pozzo for. Pozzo says he used to have excellent sight,... (full context)
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Estragon says he is leaving. Pozzo asks where they are, and Vladimir says he doesn't know. Pozzo asks if they are at the place called the Board,... (full context)
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Pozzo asks where Lucky is, and why he isn't responding to his call. Vladimir says Lucky seems to be sleeping, but might be dead. Pozzo asks Vladimir or Estragon... (full context)
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Estragon doesn't move. Vladimir asks Estragon what he is waiting for, and Estragon answers that he is waiting for... (full context)
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Pozzo asks what has just happened, and Vladimir explains. Vladimir asks him if he and Lucky are the same Pozzo and Lucky from... (full context)
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Pozzo shouts, "Up pig!" and Lucky gets up and gathers his things. Vladimir asks where Pozzo is going, and he simply says, "On." Lucky puts the rope that... (full context)
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Vladimir asks Pozzo to have Lucky sing, think, or recite something. Pozzo says Lucky is mute,... (full context)
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Estragon asks why Vladimir won't let him sleep. Vladimir says he was lonely. Estragon begins to describe his dream,... (full context)
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Estragon says, "let's go," but then remembers they can't. He asks if Vladimir is sure that Pozzo wasn't actually Godot. Vladimir says he's certain, but then he says,... (full context)
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Vladimir wonders if he himself is sleeping at this very moment. He ponders what he will... (full context)
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The boy from yesterday enters. Vladimir asks if the boy recognizes him, but the boy says he doesn't and that he... (full context)
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Vladimir asks the boy what Mr. Godot does. The boy says Godot does nothing. Vladimir asks... (full context)
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Vladimir grabs the boy and violently asks him, "You're sure that you saw me, you won't... (full context)
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Estragon wants to go far away, but Vladimir says they can't go far, because they have to come back tomorrow to wait for... (full context)
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...Estragon says they could use his belt, but then there would be nothing to hang Vladimir with. Vladimir asks to look at Estragon's belt. He takes off his belt and his... (full context)
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Vladimir and Estragon pull on either end of the belt to test its strength. It breaks.... (full context)
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Estragon asks if they can leave. Vladimir tells him to pull up his pants. Estragon misunderstands, and asks if Vladimir wants him... (full context)