What is the relationship between Hamm and Clov in Endgame? I think they are more than owner and servant.

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There is certainly an element of master and servant about Hamm and Clov's relationship, but it's much more complicated than that. For one thing, Hamm relies on Clov in a way that no self-respecting master would never rely on a slave. Hamm needs Clov as his eyes and legs; without his presence, his control over the shelter would be completely undermined.

At the same time, Clov's status vis a vis Hamm does resemble that of a slave in that he's utterly dependent on Hamm for food and shelter. But...

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