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Vladimir's character in Beckett’s play, Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett

Vladimir's character in Beckett’s play, Waiting for Godot

Vladimir's character in Beckett’s play, Waiting for Godot.

Answer: In any comic or surround acting, there are two characters, traditionally known as "Straight Man" and "Read Man". Vladimir was the equivalent of a straight man. He is an intellectual who is concerned with different ideas. Between the two, Vladimir makes a decision and recalls important aspects of their past. He is the one who regularly reminds Estragon that they must wait for Godot. Although it has been left indefinitely, all indications are that Vladimir knows more about Godot than Estragon, who tells us that he has never seen Godot and thus has no idea about Godot's appearance. 

Vladimir is the one who often sees religious or philosophical influences in the discussion of events and he interprets their actions from a religious point of view; For example, he is concerned about religious influence in stories like the two thieves (two trumps) crucified on both sides of Jesus. He was concerned about the fate of the thief who was not rescued and he was concerned that "one of the four evangelists" spoke of rescuing the thief. 

Vladimir connects some of their activities with the general concerns of mankind. In the second act, when Pozzo and Lucky fall and cry for help, Vladimir interprets his cry for help as he and Estragon have the opportunity to be in a unique position to 'help humanity'. After all, Vladimir maintains, "We don't need every day ... but at the moment we need them" and should respond to the cry for help. Similarly, it is Vladimir who questions Pozzo and Lucky and Boy Messenger (s), although there is Estragon, a silent listener for the most part. Basically, Vladimir must remind Estragon of their destiny - that is, they must wait for Godot.

In addition to the great needs, Vladimir also takes care of their physical needs. He assists Estragon with his boots and moreover if he had stayed with Estragon at night he would not have let his friend beat him; Also, he takes care of their moderate meals, carrots and radishes and in general he can be the director of the two. 

However, the real protagonist of the play, Vladimir, often seems more rational than his more sensitive companion, Estragon. Unlike the other characters in the play, he gets an idea of ​​the linear period and realizes that the two acting events basically repeat one of the acting. He was also able to remember the identity of the people. Also Estragon and Pozzo, who forget to play each other in the second act. He seemed to be the only one who was really upset with Pozzo's horrible treatment of actress Lucky, but in reality he did nothing to help her. Vladimir often tries to explain what is going on in the world - where they are, when they are - and to show evidence to support his theories. But such a rationalist or "scientific" endeavor never provides a strong insight, and at the end of the play, Vladimir seems less certain than he is at the beginning. Just as Vladimir relies on Estragon's agency, so does Estragon rely on Vladimir. Whenever Estragon leaves the stage for a moment; Vladimir is terrified of his loneliness and loneliness.


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