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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Vladimir asks Pozzo if he can ask Lucky to sing or recite before they leave near the end of the play. Pozzo tells him
2. What does Pozzo say is in his bag near the end of the play?
3. Who does Vladimir suggest he and Estragon pretend to be or fun in Act II?
4. Estragon gets excited because when Pozzo returns the next day, he thinks Pozzo
5. When Estragon tells Vladimir why he is going to go without shoes, Vladimir asks him if he is going to
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many lines of dialogue consist of single words or very brief sentences. How does this approach to dialogue affect the mood of the play, and what does it tell you about the characters, especially Estragon and Vladimir?
Essay Topic 2
Why do you think Beckett created the characters of Pozzo and Lucky the way he did? Do you feel that other characters would have worked better? For instance, Pozzo and Lucky are just as locked in their lives and unable to change as Estragon and Vladimir. Would characters who were happy, contented, and successful made Beckett's message stronger because of the contrast? Why do you feel the way you do?
Essay Topic 3
How well do you think Beckett's play, "Waiting for Godot," would work as a radio play? Is it critical for the play to be seen, or is it powerful enough to carry Beckett's message with sound alone. Keep in mind Beckett's use of silence (stage directions showing delayed responses) and how that would work on the radio as well as the few things that Beckett does make use of like the tree, the moon, changes in lighting, the hats, Estragon's boots, etc.
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