These critics, however, failed to see that Beckett chose to have his play, Waiting for Godot, capture the feeling that the world has no apparent meaning.
Their only contact with him is his messenger boy that comes at the end of each day to inform them that Godot will again not be coming, but will surely come tomorrow.
In essence, "'Waiting for Godot' is the story of two vagabonds who impose on their slovenly wilderness an illusory, but desperately defended, pattern: waiting" (Webb, 26).
Therefore we see that because of all the aforementioned factors, that life is based on chance, that time is meaningless, that human life is meaningless, humans are driven to invent or rely on such "Godots," otherwise they would perish.
Mueller In the five decades since Waiting for Godot's publication, many of the countless attempts to explain the play have relied on some variation of this religious motif proposed by William Mueller....
Along with Estragon and Vlamir comes Lucky and Pozzo another two figures who add a bit of nonsense into the play to distract the reader from the real issue, waiting for Godot.
Waiting for Godot was written to be a critical allegory of religious faith, relaying that it is a natural necessity for people to have faith, but faiths such as Catholicism are misleading and corrupt....
Similarly, he firmly deleted the word'Wir' from the German translation of the title (We'rewaiting for Godot),so that audiences would not focus too much upon the individuality - and therefore thedifference, the separateness - of Vladimir and Estragon, but would instead think about how allexistence is a waiting.
The two main characters, Vladimir and Estragon, spend all their time sitting by a tree waiting for someone named Godot, whose identity is never revealed to the audience.
Even with its bland unchanging set, clown-like characters, and seemingly meaningless theme, Waiting for Godot, arouses the awareness of human tragedy through the characters' tragic flaws.
It is worth pointing out that Beckettoriginally intended to make Godot a three-act play, but finally decided that two acts wereenough; and that
started as 'a three-legged giraffe' which left him 'in doubt whether to take a leg off oradd one on', but which ended up as a one-act play 'more inhuman than Godot'.The reason forthese decisions is important.
The term “closure” according to Abott is “best understood as something we look for in narrative, as desire that authors understand and often expend art to satisfy or frustrate” (Abott, 57).In the play Waiting for Godot, the lack of closure is very evident through out it.
The characters must go onwaiting for what will never come, declining into old age and the senility which will makeof them helpless, dependent children again, but decrepit, as exemplified by Nagg in who asks plaintively for 'Me pap'.
Vladimir's and Estragon's interactions with Godot, which should also be seen as an interpersonal relationship among dynamic characters, forms the basis for the tale's major themes.
He suggests that one of the major constituents of human experience is boredom, indeed the very concept of ‘Waiting for Godot’ echoes this, and Beckett implies that much of life is spent waiting for something....