Waiting for Godot Act I, Section A-6: Summary and Analysis

Samuel Beckett

Act I, Section A-6: Summary and Analysis

New Character:
Boy: delivers messages for Godot and takes care of his goats; somewhat fearful and shy

Summary
Estragon wants to leave. Vladimir reminds him that they must wait for Godot. A boy arrives with a message from Godot. Before he has a chance to continue, Estragon grabs him and shakes him. Vladimir intervenes.

Estragon admits that he is “unhappy,” but doesn’t remember why. He manages to limp to his mound, sit down, and remove his boots.

Finally, the boy blurts out the message. “He tells them that Godot will not come this evening but surely tomorrow.”

Vladimir questions the boy about his job, his brother, and his relationship with Godot. The...

(The entire section is 445 words.)