Godot Symbolizes Christ Analytical Essay by honey161

Godot Symbolizes Christ
An analysis of how Godot symbolizes Christ through various symbols in the play "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett.
# 61757 | 1,138 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 23, 2005 in Drama and Theater (English) , English (Analysis)


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This paper discusses how throughout the play, Godot's identity is never revealed to its readers or viewers. It examines how symbols and quotes from the book perceive that Godot is actually "God." It looks at how the symbolism of Godot being God is portrayed through Vladimir and Estragon's dialogue, the messenger boy, and the tree that they are waiting under.

From the Paper:

"The last symbol that reflects Godot as God is the tree in the set. In Egyptian art, the tree is depicted as bringing forth the sun itself. (Davidson, 294) In Christianity, the tree becomes the torture cross of the world. The tree symbolizes the Christian cross, a dead wood rack to which a dying body was once fastened to with nails. Although in Act II, the tree is starting to gain its leaves; this symbolizes God's arising. The symbol of life is shown through the tree, and this is where Vladimir and Estragon are told that Godot "will come tomorrow."(Beckett, 91) This resembles Christ's promise that he will return one day to take the ones that are saved into the kingdom of God."

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