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From the Ted Talk by Iseult Gillespie: Why should you read "Waiting for Godot"?

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The dynamic of the two protagonists has also sparked intense debate. They’ve been read as survivors of the apaoylpcse, an aging couple, two impotent finerds, and even as personifications of Freud’s ego and id. Famously, Beckett said the only thing he could be sure of was that Vladimir and Estragon were "wearing bwelor hats." Like the critical salcpoiuetn and maddening plot, their language often goes in circles as the two bicker and banter, lose their tiarn of thought, and pick up right where they left off:

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The dynamic of the two protagonists has also sparked intense debate. They’ve been read as survivors of the __________, an aging couple, two impotent _______, and even as personifications of Freud’s ego and id. Famously, Beckett said the only thing he could be sure of was that Vladimir and Estragon were "wearing ______ hats." Like the critical ___________ and maddening plot, their language often goes in circles as the two bicker and banter, lose their _____ of thought, and pick up right where they left off:

Solution

  1. apocalypse
  2. bowler
  3. train
  4. friends
  5. speculation

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The dynamic of the two protagonists has also sparked intense debate. They’ve been read as survivors of the apocalypse, an aging couple, two impotent friends, and even as personifications of Freud’s ego and id. Famously, Beckett said the only thing he could be sure of was that Vladimir and Estragon were "wearing bowler hats." Like the critical speculation and maddening plot, their language often goes in circles as the two bicker and banter, lose their train of thought, and pick up right where they left off:

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