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Endgame

Endgame

by Samuel Beckett

Philosophical Viewpoints: The Absurd Quotes

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Quote #10

CLOV
Christ, she's under water!
(He looks.)
How can that be?
(He pokes forward his head, his hand above his eyes.)
It hasn't rained.
(He wipes the pane, looks. Pause.)
Ah what a fool I am! I'm on the wrong side! (1.719)

In what ways does Clov's foolishness create a moment of escape for him? Why is this one of the more genuine moments in the play? Is there any surprise left in this world that does not come from foolishness and irony?

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