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Alexander Brodsky Untitled

Boy. What shall I tell Monsieur
Godot, Monsieur?
Vladimir. Tell him (Thinks).
Tell him you have seen us. (Pause).
You have seen us indeed, haven’t you?
Samuel Beckett, “Waiting for Godot”

In Beckett’s play nobody knows if Godot exists or even what he looks like. The important thing is that at some point, he will come. His arrival is the last hope, a symbol of change and liberation.
The play on meaning leads to the duality of the situation – who is more dangerous, us or the creature? And which of the two does the grating actually protect?