HAMM Before you go… (Clov halts near door.) …say something. CLOV There is nothing to say. HAMM A few words…to ponder…in my heart. CLOV Your heart! HAMM Yes. (1.781-785)
When was there not nothing to say? Why does Hamm want Clov to make a theatrical exit, to part with words? What do you make of this repeated phrase: "in my heart"? Why do other characters act so indignant when Hamm uses it?