Endgame
Endgame
by Samuel Beckett
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Endgame Perseverance Quotes Page 2

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How we cite the 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 #4

CLOV
Why this farce, day after day?
HAMM
Routine. One never knows. (1.334-335)

Is Hamm here admitting that there is nothing driving them forward except inertia? Are there any points where he contradicts this viewpoint?

Quote #5

HAMM
And without going so far as that, we ourselves…
(with emotion)
…we ourselves…at certain moments…
(Vehemently.)
To think perhaps it won't all have been for nothing! (1.345)

Is Hamm's willingness to consider such possibilities in order to sustain himself a sign of strength or a sign of weakness? Are these the thoughts that keep Hamm going or is there something else? Is Hamm motivated by fear or hope?

Quote #6

HAMM
But beyond the hills? Eh? Perhaps it's still green. Eh? (1.405)

Is this really what motivates Hamm? Is there a greater form of endurance that considers in pushing forward while accepting complete uncertainty? Is endurance in the absence of hope still endurance?

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