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What is the dramatic significance of the song of Vladimir in Act 2?
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The significance of Vladimir's song comes mostly from the circular nature of the song. It seems that if Estragon doesn't enter, the song will continue forever. The dog is killed, and the other dogs dig a tomb and erect a tombstone that tells the story.
This circular song then reinforces Beckett's idea of the loss of individuality. The individuality of the original dog is lost to the repetition of the routine.
The song also creates more conflict between Vladimir and Estragon. When Estragon arrives and hears Vladimir singing, he recognizes that Vladimir is happy, even in Estragon's absence.
Posted by playsthething on October 3, 2011 at 12:16 PM (Answer #1)
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