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by Samuel Beckett

Endgame Compassion and Forgiveness Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.

Quote #10

I'm obliged to you, Clov. For your services.
CLOV (turning, sharply)
Ah, pardon, it's I am obliged to you.
It's we are obliged to each other. (1.797-799)

Is this a sort of reconciliation between Hamm and Clov? What are the two actually obliged to each other for? Are they just being polite or is there genuine feeling behind it? What do you make of the word choice: "obliged"?

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