Waiting for Godot : characters

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Waiting for Godot is a notable literary work by Samuel Beckett. A complete discussion of this literary work is given, which will help you enhance your literary skills and prepare for the exam. Read the main text, key info, Summary, Themes, Characters, Literary Devices, Quotations, Notes, to various questions of Waiting for Godot.


Waiting for Godot is a classic creation of Samuel Beckett (1906-1989). The characters of this play are,

Vladimir ( French name- Didi)

One of the two protagonists. Perhaps the main protagonist of the play.

Estragon (French name- Gogo)

One of the two main characters of the play, along with Vladimir.


Pozzo runs into Vladimir and Estragon while journeying along the road in both acts. He abuses Lucky and treats him as a slave.


Lucky is Pozzo’s slave, whom Pozzo treats horribly and continually insults, addressing him only as a “pig.” He is mostly silent throughout the play.

A boy

Servant of Mr.Godot. He informs Vladimir and Estragon through a boy that Mr. Godot will not come today. He may come tomorrow.


Godot never appears on stage. But both protagonists wait for him to come.