What is the symbol of Godot in Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

In Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot, this particular word ‘Godot’ is deeply symbolic. Godot represents something godly or godlike. He is the ‘earthly ideal of a better social order’. ‘Godot’ also means death or silence and represents the inaccessible self. He stands for the mythical human being whose arrival is expressed to change the situation. Two tramps wait for him and thus Godot represents an event, a person, death. Godot’s white beard reminds us of the image of the old father aspect of God. According to some other critics, he is an empty promise in a meaningless life. Another view is that Godot represents silence. Godot may be a symbol of death. At last, perhaps Godot means only something for which one waits vainly, some promise that remains unfulfilled, some development that does not occur, some hope that does not materialize.