Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Esperando a Godot | Joseba AchoteguiThe psychological situation of refugees and undocumented immigrants who find themselves with no way out is analysed. There is a point where they remain as if they are blocked, confused, not knowing where to turn, but at the same time as if waiting for something to save them.

This situation reminded me of the play “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Becket (1952), in which the Irish author masterfully describes the confusion and despair of people who see no way out but who, simultaneously, have confidence in something that helps them.

Becket describes, not only in this play but in his work in general, people in this kind of situation. Thus, like Vladimir or Estragon, like many immigrants and refugees we serve, seem to live in a stopped time, in which they feel that nothing is happening, a time from which they cannot escape.