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Much like the characters in “Waiting for Godot” the myth of Sisyphus displays the struggle of living the same day over and over again; without making any progress whatsoever. For those who are not familiar with the myth of Sisyphus it centers around a man who is forced to push a boulder up a hill repeatedly, only to have it roll back down at the end of the day. He is doomed to this pointless fate for eternity; similar to Vladimir and Estragon who are simply in perpetual waiting.
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Salvador Dali was a well renowned artist known for his surrealist paintings. This is very much the artistic equivalent of the absurdist movement in literature. The artistry doesn't necessarily connect to the story in a literal sense, but rather in principle. Both the story and the art express a feeling of pure pointlessness and sheer nihilism through absurdity. Much how the art has no inherent meaning Vladimir and Estragon wait for an eternity seemingly for no reason.