Every staging of the play is in the same continuityThe second act has some vague similarities to the first, some of which are inexplicable. Offstage, these changes continue until not even Didi can remember the previous acts. This means that theoretically in between performances of the play the wait continues until not even Didi can remember the previous day's waits, and in between different stagings of the play the characters and setting slowly change to however they are performed next. Thus ever since the play was first staged, they have been waiting. Every perfomance is part of the same long wait. And until the final performance of the play, they will still be waiting. And Godot will never show up.
Pozzo is HammNot Hamm from the Bible but Hamm from Beckett's Endgame. This is actually a popular theory and makes sense.
Godot was kidnapped by Acheron Hades.In the first Thursday Next book, Hades kidnaps one character from Martin Chuzzlewit and threatens to do the same to the main character. One character comments, "Can you imagine the other characters sitting around, waiting for a lead character who never appears?" This is the exact situation found in Waiting for Godot; thus, at some point, Godot became one of Hades's victims.
Godot is an Ice Cream Truck...This is why Estragon and Vladamir insist on waiting for him, and also why they aren't anything more than disappointed when he doesn't show up.
Godot got lost and ended up in a DS game, instead of a bookAnd so, Estragon and Vladimir missed him, but Phoenix found him.
Godot doesn't existHe is a figment of Vladimir and Estragon's vivid imaginations.
Godot was there all along.Either as Vladimir or Estragon.
Godot is both Vladimir and Estragon.Heinlein got it right. A dash of Time Travel here, a little plastic surgery there, and there you have it!
Vladimir, and Estragon represent the Id, and the Superego.This goes along with them combined being Godot. Or Godot is the balanced Ego.
Godot was planning to murder the two.Vladimir and Estragon were lucky that Godot overslept. Or maybe...
Godot is Death.Well, why not? Dimi and Esty exist solely to make some sort of philosophic point about the nature of human life, so why wouldn't the guy they're waiting for, whom they never meet, turn out to be the End of it? They say they wouldn't recognize him if they saw him, but they know that he's coming eventually, and they even seem a little afraid of him.
Godot = GodSimilar to the above. Also, notice how Godot appears to be a cutesy French nickname for the Big Man.
Godot is PozzoWhen he initially shows up, Vladmir and Estragon ask if he is Godot,and he believes his self-importance would fit with a character of Godot's probable stature. He denies it, but given that Lucky used to do his thinking for him and doesn't anymore, it is plausible he forgot, especially since the other characters in the play are also highly forgetful. Also note the similar sounding names (pronounced Pot-so).
Lucky wrote Finnegans Wake as a ghost writer for James JoyceLucky could have been an author before coming into Pozzo's service. If you read the text of Finnegans Wake and Lucky's monologue the connection is obvious.
Godot is love.Really think about it for a minute.
Godot was there the whole time.Why not, eh?
Godot just doesn't want to see Didi and Gogoand he's making excuses - he may even be actively avoiding them. Or maybe he just can't be bothered with them. All this would eventually have been revealed if Beckett had just got around to writing the Perspective Flip version. Or maybe he did, and Godot just appears under a different name in it. Like Hamm. Or Krapp.
Vladimir and/or Estragon are in purgatory or hell.Godot never arrives, and the other waiter may not exist.
Godot gets there right after the play ends.He overslept by a few minutes, didn't realize his schedule was off, and missed the bus. It was either wait for the next bus or walk, and he chose... poorly.
Godot was waiting for Vladimir and Estragon.Poor Communication Kills. gumshoe, but first and foremost a shoe. A brown dress shoe, about four feet tall. With laces.
Godot is a one-legged man.The duality themes, the origin of his name, Vladimir and Estragon (two people) v. Godot (one person). three-legged man" in mind.
Waiting for Godot has no meaning. At all.Waiting for Godot is a vicious attack on literary circles by providing a play that has a bunch of mysterious language, an odd situation and no visceral enjoyment (clever repartee or sword fights, for example), daring English Majors all over the world to go on and try to give it meaning!
The play's "events" (or lack of same) repeat themselves imperfectly
Godot is Santa.They're waiting for someone who may or may not exist. And also, the tree. At first, it has no leaves. The second day, it suddenly has several. Why? Easy: It's a christmas tree, and it's been decorated accordingly.
Godot is a Time Lord.He was there the whole time in his TARDIS, which was the tree.
Godot is Godot.His trials running a bit long. He'll make it as soon as he can.
It's a psychological experiment involving an alternate universe.Godot is actually watching Didi and Gogo the whole time, and Pozzo and Lucky are Didi and Gogo from an alternate universe, maybe some kind of mirror universe.
Godot is a Zany Priest who performs......Gay marriages! Well think about it, everyone loves Waiting for Godot Ho Yay, and Didi and Gogo have just been together all their life. Now obviously they were very nochalant about the marriage proposal, if you just take a look at how incredibly nonchalant they were about hanging themselves...And then they'll go on that 'honeymoon' Or not, because Godot got, like, stabbed or something. Who knows?
Godot is a Troll.Who has made these two random men his current victims. Problem?
Godot is Jedah Dohma.His three legs are in fact his wings.
Estragon and Vladimir are a pair of hippies tripping out in an empty, muddy field after everyone else has already left Woodstock.Occasionally, two groundskeepers come by and try to get them to leave, hence the Pozzo/Lucky interludes.