Vladimir: How do you mean tied?
Vladimir: But to whom? By whom?
Estragon: To your man.
Vladimir: To Godot? Tied to Godot! What
This "idea" creates the tension
these characters feel throughout the play. Hopelessly
adrift, they live on the verge of a constant unknown whose
vague and various sounds bring them either hope or terror.
This section ends with them "Huddled together, cringing
away from the menace." And so, they wait.
1. Who are Vladimir and
Estragon waiting for?Why?
2. Where does Estragon think the men were yesterday?
3. What are the nicknames of the characters?
4. Why does Estragon pull away from Vladimir when they embrace?
5. Why does Estragon want to hang himself "immediately?"
6. Why won't Estragon and Vladimir hang
7. What will Godot have to do before he
promises them anything?
8. What food does Vladimir have in his pocket?
9. What is the difference in the way Estragon
and Vladimir approach food?
10. Estragon repeats "Nothing to be
||They are waiting for someone
named Godot, because he told them to wait for him. They hope
he will help them in some way.
||Estragon thinks they were exactly in the
same place yesterday.
||Estragon is called Gogo; Vladimir is called
||Estragon pulls away because Vladimir has
bad breath from the garlic he eats.
||Estragon wants to hang himself because Vladimir
suggests it would give him an erection.
||There isn't any way they could hang themselves
without one of the men remaining alive.
||Godot will have to consult with his family,
friends, agents, correspondents, books, and bank account.
||Vladimir has turnips and a carrot in his