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Endgame

Endgame

by Samuel Beckett

Pride Quotes

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Quote #10

CLOV
There's your dog for you!
(The dog falls to the ground. Pause.)
HAMM
He hit me!
CLOV
You drive me mad, I'm mad!
HAMM
If you must hit me, hit me with the axe.
(Pause.)
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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