Waiting for Godot Act I, Section A-4: Questions and Answers

Samuel Beckett

Act I, Section A-4: Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Once seated, what does Pozzo do?

2. What are Lucky’s physical characteristics?

3. What does Pozzo do after he eats?

4. What does Estragon want from Pozzo?

5. What does Vladimir think about Pozzo’s treatment of Lucky?

6. Why does Pozzo want to meet Godot?

7. Why doesn’t Lucky put down his bags?

8. Why does Pozzo want to get rid of Lucky?

9. Who cries in this section and why?

10. Why does Pozzo think the sky is so extraordinary?

Answers
1. Once seated, Pozzo drinks his wine and eats his chicken.

2. Lucky has a running sore on his neck. He is good looking, but effeminate. He drools, and his eyes bulge.

3. After he eats, Pozzo smokes his pipe.

4. Estragon wants the bones from Pozzo’s chicken.

5. Vladimir thinks that the way Pozzo treats Lucky is scandalous.

6. Pozzo wants to meet Godot, because he feels the more people he meets, the happier he becomes.

7. Lucky doesn’t put down his bags because he wants to impress Pozzo with the amount of work he can do. He doesn’t want Pozzo to get rid of him.

8. Pozzo wants to sell Lucky at the fair for money. He is no longer worth anything to him. Instead of kicking Lucky out, he wants to offer Lucky up for sale.

9. Lucky cries because he does not want to be sold. Estragon cries out in pain because Lucky kicks him in the shin. Pozzo cries because of his good memories of Lucky.

10. Pozzo thinks the sky is extraordinary because of the way it changes color throughout the day. He also is impressed with the way it suddenly changes to create night.