Waiting for Godot

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Waiting for Godot

tramps consider hanging themselves because Godot has failed to arrive to set things straight. [Anglo-French Drama: Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot in Magill III, 1113]
See: Despair

Waiting for Godot

tramps are torn between waiting for Godot to solve their problems and hanging themselves. [Anglo-French Drama: Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot in Magill III, 1113]
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In this regard it is worth revisiting the conversation of Vladimir and Estragon who engage in pointless conversation with Pozzo and Lucky periodically turning up to inform the two protagonists that Godot will come tomorrow, but Godot never shows up.
Just before Pozzo and Lucky make their first appearance in the play, Vladimir and Estragon have a brief conversation about character:
My mates Corky, Little Carl, Pozzo and Lucky are in it too.
When Pozzo and Lucky do a wedding reception in Mountain Ash, you'd swear Fat Boy Slim was in town.
Beckett's companionable antagonists Pozzo and Lucky wander through in something of a cameo appearance from Waiting for Godot Unchanged, this pair of clowns remain entwined in the rope that visualizes their mutual dependence and abuse.
All that remains in this spatialized theatre of life are the temporal reversibility and spatial disorientation of Jameson's postmodern, which is why Pozzo and Lucky fall down as soon as they come back on stage and Pozzo vainly flails away on the ground.
To distract him, Vladimir suggested that they "play" Pozzo and Lucky. Puzzled, Estragon left, but he returned almost immediately because some people were coming.
Their condition is reflected in the relationship between Pozzo and Lucky, the only passersby, whom they at first mistake for Godot.
Together they do indeed seem a pair that cannot live without each other even as they contemplate mutual suicide, and the actors who play Pozzo and Lucky, who macabrely mirror Gogo and Didi's tortured relationship, are equally well matched.