Waiting for Godot by Irish-born playwright Samuel Beckett (written in French as En attendant Godot and translated by the author) is one of the seminal texts of the Absurdist movement. The play shows two characters, Estragon and Vladimir, as they wait for someone known as Godot, who never arrives.
Christianity & Waiting For Godot
The play has been seen as an attack on Christianity and conservative values. The character of Godot, viewed as a representation of God, never arrives, and the characters consider this fact 'meaningless'. Like many existential texts, the play tries to prove that God as a concept is dead or doesn't exist, despite obvious proof to the contrary.
- Patkovszky, Patricia 2006, Samuel Beckett and the question of God in Waiting for Godot, Humboldt University Berlin, Department of English and American Studies, 20th-Century Drama