Our support, baby
Estragon: What exactly did we ask him[Godot] for? Vladimir: Were you not there? Estragon: I can't have been listening. Vladimir: Oh... Nothing very definite. Estragon: A kind of prayer. Vladimir: Precisely. Estragon: A vague supplication. (1.202-8)
Like mentioned above, Vladimir and Estragon are looking for a "vague supplication", which doesn't sound like much of anything. They're confused, and this quote provides evidence for our theory that Beckett is saying religion, to some degree, is absurd. V & E asked God...ot for some help, and they can't seem to pinpoint what the help even was. Religion lacks certainty. The bible wasn't even written by God; It was written by man- and that is exactly why religion needs an audience. Christianity needs a Vladimir and Estragon.
connection to art: the mysteries of the horizon- rene magritte
Each man in this painting is facing a different direction.. meaning they each have a different perspective on the horizon. From the horizon, the moon rises and brings light into the image. I view the light as truth. These 3 men are looking to the horizon for an answer, though it won't be definite. This idea is much like that in waiting for Godot. Vladimir and Estragon look to Godot as some being of power and answers, and he never brings them a definite answer(or even shows up for that matter).
Our connection to something real, baby
Waiting for Godot explores the idea of Estragon and Vladimir waiting for something that will never come. Much like a minimum wage worker who dreams of a day when their hit single reaches number one on iTunes, Vladimir waits for something that will never come. In both these situations the person is not moving forward. The worker always pushes forward writing to the next day because of their busy schedule and Vladimir is never moving forward due to the little boy saying he will come tomorrow. There will always be something stopping us from reaching our goal.