Time in Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Ionesco's The Bald Soprano
The very title of 'Waiting for Godot' shows that the play has a lot to do with time, where it is shown as being cyclical (the events occur in a cycle). The play's central characters …show more content…
Later on, a boy shows up and tells the two that Godot won't be coming on that day, and that he would definitely be coming on the next day. Once again, Vladimir suggests that this has happened before, but doesn't seem to recall it perfectly.
Vladimir and Estragon's situation suggests that they have been at this together for so long, that they don't seem to have any sense of time. There is no mention of a timekeeping device, hence they cannot tell the time. Nightfall almost instantly, which also shows that there is no method of telling the time, therefore time doesn't seem to mean much to Vladimir and Estragon.
Just before the end of Act 1, they contemplate about committing suicide by hanging themselves on the tree, and then they decide to leave the stage, but neither of them moves. When the curtain reopens