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references in the play that could support such a conclusion. At some point, when Estragon claims his name was Adam, Lucky is all of a sudden reminded that he wanted to tell them about real character of the night in those parts, which could mean anything:
"POZZO: Ah yes! The night. (He raises his head.) (All look at the sky except Lucky who is dozing off again. Pozzo jerks the rope.) What is there so extraordinary about it? Qua sky. It is pale and luminous like any sky at this hour of the day. (Pause.) in these latitudes. (Pause.) & #8230;but -- (hand raised in admonition) -- but behind this veil of gentleness and peace, night is charging (vibrantly) and will burst upon us (snaps his fingers) pop! like that! (his inspiration leaves him) just when we least expect it. (Silence. Gloomily.) That's how it is on this bitch of an earth" (Wating for Godot)
The reference to "night" and Adam suggests that it could be about the beginning as well as it may be about the end of the world. God is expected to be related to both ends and Adam is the tie between him and humanity.
Through his absence though, Godot, this maybe God, is saying more than the main and secondary characters are saying or showing in the play. He sends a messenger, a boy, his goat herder, to bring a message that he will come and even lets them know a day. But since it could be any Tuesday of any future week, the news does not bring any relief from the pain of waiting. Ultimatelly, it is the very waiting and only this that makes sense in the existence of Vladimir and Estragon. While everything else, even Godot's existence is susceptible of being doubted, the waiting is real, a certainty. As long as they wait for Godot they are aware of their being. There is no more talk of "cogito ergo sum" -- I thing therefore I exist, since the thinking is not helping one anymore, but there is talk of "waiting." The author may suggest that the saying could be turned into: "I wait for Godot, therefore I am."
Godot may be another type of God, a merciless, cruel God, more like the God of the Old Testament than the God revealed in the four Gospels of the New Testament. The logic behind this conclusion may be that only a merciless God who likes to punish his children can stay hidden and eternally bound human beings with a message of his arrival instead of actually ever arriving.
Godot may also be the creation of two minds, those of Vladimir and Estragon, who already lost in their own insanity, have come up with this character in order to give them a purpose.
In any case, Godot's absence makes the characters in the play act a certain way, a way that resonates with all the troubles humanity has gone thorough, thanks to its condition. God has not yet come, nor does anyone know when he will come or even if he really exists.
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