What lesson do you think Beckett is trying to teach us in Endgame with his depiction of the lives of Hamm and Clov?
First, “lesson” is not the right word to describe Beckett’s motivation for writing. He had no interest whatsoever in showing the world how things work. Endgame is a stage description, in stage language, of Beckett’s view of the Cartesian duality of mind/body. Hamm and Clov are two sides of a master/slave...
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