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The Relationship of Pozzo and Lucky
Transcript of The Relationship of Pozzo and Lucky
-Owner of Lucky
-Cruel and dominant as
a person -Weak and timid
-Slave to the will of
-A rope surrounds
Lucky's neck -Lucky wears a rope around his neck
-Rope may be taken as a noose or leash
-Rope seperates the two
-Rope appears shorter in Act 2 -Pozzo owns Lucky
-Lucky is subject to the will of Pozzo -Lucky represents mankind and is subject to the will of Pozzo
-Pozzo has this odd influence over Lucky -Lucky is submissive to others
-He could emancipate himself, but he chooses not to
-Lucky has free will, yet he chooses not to express it
Estragon asks, "He never refuses?" Pozzo replies, "He refused once." (41) -There is the question of free will
-Lucky doesn't enjoy the relationship, yet he shows no desire to escape
Pozzo says, "He wants to impress me, so that I'll keep him." (30) -Pozzo and Lucky represent a polarized version of Vladimir and Estragon
-Vladimir and Estragon represent mind and body -The relationship is parasitic
- Pozzo dominates the relationship
-Lucky is dependent on Pozzo for emotional direction •Koshal, Erin. "Some Exceptions" And The "Normal Thing": Reconsidering "Waiting For Godot's" Theatrical Form Through Its Prison Performances." Modern Drama 53.2 (2010): 187-210. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text. Web. 12 Oct. 2012.
•Stephani Pofahl Smith The French Review Vol. 47, No. 5 (Apr., 1974), pp. 889-903
•John R. Moore The Tulane Drama Review Vol. 5, No. 1 (Sep., 1960), pp. 49-60
•Brother John Rechtien Texas Studies in Literature and Language Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 1964), pp. 5-21
•Lawrence E. Harvey Art and the Existential in en Attendant Godot PMLA Vol. 75, No. 1 (Mar., 1960), pp. 137-146
•Arthur Wagner The Tulane Drama Review Vol. 11, No. 4 (Summer, 1967), pp. 81-88 Act 1 Act 2 -This relationship is one of mutual dependence
-Lucky needs Pozzo for emotional guidance
-Pozzo needs Lucky for physical guidance