Most of the play, Waiting for Godot, deals with the fact that Vladimir and Estragon are waiting for something to alleviate their boredom. Godot can be understood to be one of the many things in life that people wait for. The play is often viewed as being existentialist in its views on life. The fact that none of the characters retain a clear mental history means that they are constantly struggling to prove their existence.
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no leave the place where they are to meet him in case they miss him, and so lose any hope they may still have of a better future. Thus, the play as a whole may be, in essence, a mockery of our, as humans, innate belief that if we wait for long enough, something good will result, instead of looking for that "good" ourselves.
Beckett, S: Waiting for Godot. London: Faber and Faber, 1965.