Waiting for Godot Act I, Section A-2: Summary and Analysis

Samuel Beckett

Act I, Section A-2: Summary and Analysis

Estragon gets up from the mound. He is in pain. He limps around and wants to leave. Vladimir reminds him that they must stay and wait for Godot. Estragon is not sure that they are waiting in the right spot or on the right day. Vladimir examines the spot, points out the tree as the landmark, but gets confused about the day.

Estragon naps on the mound. Vladimir paces, then wakes him. “I felt lonely,” Vladimir says. Estragon wants to share his dream, but Vladimir resists. They argue, then embrace.

The idea of suicide seems to appeal to both of them. They chat about the possibility of hanging themselves from the tree. “It’d give us an erection,” Vladimir says. “Let’s hang...

(The entire section is 964 words.)