Beckett himself states: "No symbols where none intended" HOWEVER scholars, directors, readers, literay critics alike have all discarded that bit of advice and attempted tgo make sense of Beckett's nonsense (As a theatrical director and graduate literature major I am guilty of this myself with his Endgame). In my opinion, therefore, the tree is definitely a haracter in the play. In fact, it is the only character that experiences a positive growth and transformation. By act two, it has grown leaves - a sign of life in a world that is otherwise dead, deserted, abandoned and without sense. The tree has behaved as a tree should behave; whereas the people in the play do not behave as we would expect them to. The tree grows and changes, but not as a result of experience. It grows as a result of nature. Didi and Gogo, on the other hand, remain the same. They, too, are untouched by experience but they are also not transfoirmed. They continue to exist in the same state of limbo as they have from the start.