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Waiting for Godot | Section Summaries

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Act 1 (Estragon and Vladimir) Estragon sits on a mound under a leafless tree, unsuccessfully trying to remove his boot. Vladimir arrives and greets hi... Read More
Act 1 (Lucky and Pozzo Arrive) Vladimir and Estragon run and cower when they hear a "terrible cry." Lucky arrives, loaded down with baggage and trailin... Read More
Act 1 (Lucky Thinks) While Vladimir is gone, Estragon and Pozzo watch the sun set. When Vladimir returns, Pozzo makes sure he has their atten... Read More
Act 1 (A Boy with a Message) After Pozzo and Lucky depart, Vladimir comments that they have changed, claiming they had met before and he only pretend... Read More
Act 2 (Vladimir and Estragon Return) As Act 2 begins, Vladimir arrives and examines the tree, which now has four or five leaves, and Estragon's abandoned boo... Read More
Act 2 (Conversation Kills Time) Estragon and Vladimir struggle to keep up the conversation, and Vladimir finally remembers his earlier observation about... Read More
Act 2 (Lucky and Pozzo Return) Lucky and Pozzo arrive again. Lucky wears a different hat, and Pozzo, who is now blind, follows him on a rope that's muc... Read More
Act 2 (Different Boy, Same Message) Once Pozzo and Lucky are gone, Vladimir wakes Estragon from his nap. Vladimir thinks Pozzo might not have been blind—he ... Read More
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