Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Douglas L. Paterson
This thesis project examines the theme of friendship in Samuel Beckett’s play, Waiting for Godot. In the introduction, background information is presented with two sources for defining the term “friendship.” Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics offers three different kinds of friendships, and John M. Reisman, a contemporary sociologist, transmutes Aristotle’s theories into the three kinds of friendships as well – the friendships of reciprocity, receptivity, and association.
Zinck, David Lewis, "The friendship of Didi and Gogo in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot" (1994). Student Work. 3151.