significance of the title of the play, “Waiting for Godot”

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Describe the significance of the title of Beckett’s play “Waiting for Godot?”

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In Waiting for Godot, the two main characters, Estragon and Vladimir spend many days waiting for Godot. Then there comes a boy carrying a message for them that Godot would not be coming, however, they do not leave the place and continue waiting. Here waiting is a futile exercise. Godot never shows up and two characters consider options like committing suicide, leaving and keep waiting, etc. Though they tried to leave the place several times, yet they could not. This repetitive exercise shows steadfast desire of characters to solve the issue despite feeling frustrated. Since Godot never comes, therefore characters find themselves in a world without meaning and certainty and waiting for meaning and certainty, knowing their non-existence, all this is totally absurd.

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