Waiting for Godot
Posted by Ronak M Soni on January 18, 2011
Is there anything I can say about Waiting for Godot without sounding either contrived or clichéd? I can think of five:
1. It’s hilarious. Uproariously funny, even on paper.
2. It features that rare representation of a gay couple/pair isomorphic to gay couple in which neither could be replaced by a woman without changing the dynamics.
3. It’s about the stories we tell ourselves. I could write a long essay defending this sentence, but I don’t care enough.
4. It’s not very existentialist: there’s much hope in the face of the understanding that Godot is a story as much as any of the side characters’ shifting identities are.
5. It’s not that great: it provided me neither with enough fun nor with enough freshness of insight to justify its reputation.