YMMV: Waiting for Godot

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Given how open the meanings of anything in the play are left, almost any interpretation of anything in the play can fall under this trope.
    • Pozzo is actually Lucky's slave,
    • the messenger boy is Godot,
    • Pozzo is Godot,
    • Lucky is Godot, and
    • there never was a Godot.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Lucky's monologue, "Think".
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: Despite many critics' interpretations, Godot is not shorthand for God. Others theorize that the play represents a kind of Hell or purgatory.
  • It Was His Sled: Godot never comes.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Lucky's "think" being a major offender here.
    • The play itself counts as this. Beckett's theater work became even more abstract as he went on.
  • The Woobie: Poor, poor Lucky...
    • Arguably, everybody (except perhaps for Pozzo) in the play.
    • Or, even more arguably, perhaps poor old Pozzo as well.
    • Out of the main two (Didi and Gogo) Estragon seems to be slightly more of a Woobie, mainly because he also routinely gets beaten by some unseen gang.