The absurdest drama is a reflection of the hopelessness of the human condition in the post WW2 era. Explain this statement.

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Waiting for Godot deals with the hopelessness of society as demonstrated through two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, as they wait for a person who never seems to show - Godot. Post-war countries were in reconstruction and Beckett uses the characters to show that the rebuilding of a country will only lead to a cyclical disaster throughout. As Vladimir is Russian, Lucky American, Estragon French, and Pozzo Italian, it can be seen that the hopelessness transcends throughout. The continuous religion in acts one and two of "nothing to be done" shows that it will all end up the same in the end.
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