Summary and Analysis Act I: Departure of Pozzo and Lucky: Vladimir and Estragon Alone


With the departure of Pozzo and Lucky, Vladimir realizes that he is glad that the episode helped pass the time. Constantly, the two are faced with finding some way of passing the time while waiting, even though Estragon philosophically points out that time "would have passed in any case." Thus the entire episode seemingly has no real significance to them. They return to wondering what they can do now — besides wait for Godot. Since they can do nothing, they decide to make a little conversation about whether or not they had previously known Pozzo and Lucky, but no agreement is reached. Estragon then returns to tending his aching feet.