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Endgame Chapter Summary & Analysis - Summary Summary

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Summary

"Endgame" is Samuel Beckett's one-act play about the futility of life, the inevitability of death, and the lack of control each individual has over his or her own existence. The Endgame is the final play to outwit death, which no one ultimately wins.

The play opens on a stark, grey-lit room with two high windows in one wall. Against the wall sit two trashcans, and in the center of the room sits a blind man named Hamm. Another man named Clov moves back and forth in the room looking into the trashcans, pulling back the curtains, and eventually pulling back the white sheet covering Hamm.

Clov, who is Hamm's servant, begins to speak to himself in a measured tone about the end of something and that he cannot be punished anymore. Clov walks toward the kitchen and is interrupted by Hamm's waking and calling out about...

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