Irony and salvation in waiting for godot
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Vladimir and Estragon strive to survive in the austere stage conditions of Waiting for Godot. Their salvation is closely linked to irony, which is used as a tool in the deconstruction and rebuilding of their existence. The protagonists' ironic perspectives on being, acting, and interacting provide the blueprint of Beckett's dark humanism. © 2007 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.