Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Waiting for Godot
Considered one of the most important and influence plays in the 90’ century.
The entire plot of this play is though, explained very easily and very shortly.
It’s about two men, waiting beneath a tree for a man called Godot.
And that’s the entire play, two acts folks.. Yet, of cause there is a lot more the to the play than just that, all though the prior description is very correct, it is just two guys waiting by a tree.. and that is two very contradictive statements isn’t it? Yet that’s kind of the entire point of the play.
Nothing happens, though there is more to it than that, yet when you look at it, nothing happened and we haven’t moved from the spot, despite the intervening and attempts of making the time pass faster, while giving a sarcastic comment here and there, while asking some basic yet philosophically questions, we haven’t moved at all.
These two men is desperate to find ways to make the time pass while they wait, just so the times passes quicker and gets more enjoyable.
But yet all that happens is that it becomes night, and they proudly exclaim. “We made it! We made it through another day!” and then the response is. “Yeah, but then there is tomorrow…”
We might as well hang ourselves now…
The play is enjoyable, because it drawls so much in its sarcasm, which makes it morbidly funny.
Our two people really do get to the conclusion early on that they should just hang them selves and get it over with, but they just never do it. And they are left to wait, for someone to offer them a better form of existence, but of cause he never comes.
Often one of them suggest that they should just leave, he is so tired of sitting here doing absolutely nothing, he wants to go places, but the response is that they can’t because they are waiting for Goddot.
At one points he tries to leave, but hurries back.. because these two tramps, all they got is each other, and he doesn’t want to be alone.
It’s an abstract play that plays on contradictions and things left to the audience to question, and there is honestly a thousand different ways to interpret everything, much is left to the audience, you are allowed to think the time in the play is merely two days, but there is also a lot of room to wonder if the time that have passed between act one and two is a lot more than that, yet as they start. It doesn’t really matter, cause what is really the difference between yesterday and tomorrow? Do you even remember what you got for lunch yesterday? And I can assure you don’t remember what you have tomorrow. So what is the difference really between yesterday and tomorrow?
It’s fascinating how the play is still very much relevant to our modern society, I am even going to say a lot more so as people today have it easier than ever and have more spare time than ever, we have time to go on the internet, write on forums read blogs, look at silly videos, but why do we do it? To learn? To get a laugh? .. though, if you go all the way down to the basics, we are actually just trying to make then time pass quicker in a enjoyable way while we wait.
But waiting for what?