Slavery in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Taha Khalaf Salim Department of English, College of Education for Women, Tikrit University


Including two acts, Beckett's masterpiece Waiting for Godot is a tragicomedy through which the writer tries to throw much light on the problematic conditions of human beings. Although many studies have tackled this play, almost all of them are devoted to treat notions such as nihilism, existentialism, and life absurdity. However, no sufficient heed is donated to make concentration on one of the most important ideas stated in this play. It is of course slavery. The recent research represents an endeavour to illustrate the full extent to which this theme is dealt with in Waiting for Godot. The research also supplies the reader with a concise introduction that comprises some significant information about the play and its author. Followed by the endnotes and a bibliography, the conclusion occupies the termination to recapitulate that Beckett's play handles two types of bondage of which one is apparent and the other is not.

Jan 5, 2021
How to Cite
SALIM, Asst. Prof. Dr. Taha Khalaf. Slavery in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Journal of Language Studies, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 126-137, jan. 2021. ISSN 2616-6224. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 12 may 2021. doi: