by Samuel Beckett
Endgame Perseverance 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.
Why this farce, day after day?
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?
And without going so far as that, we ourselves…
…we ourselves…at certain moments…
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?