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by Samuel Beckett

Endgame Pride 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

There's your dog for you!
(The dog falls to the ground. Pause.)
He hit me!
You drive me mad, I'm mad!
If you must hit me, hit me with the axe.
Or with the gaff, hit me with the gaff. Not with the dog. With the gaff. Or the axe. (1.756)

How does being hit with a toy dog offend Hamm's pride more than being hit with an axe? We know from the first lines that Ham is not ready for things to end so what does he get out of asking Clov to kill him?

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