Endgame is an absurdist play that follows Hamm, a decrepit old man, Clov, his servant, Nagg, Hamm's father, and Nell, Hamm's mother. The four lead a miserable existence together in a post-apocalyptic world, trapped in Hamm's house and playing out the same scenarios day after day. Nagg and Nell are trapped in a dustbin as Clov does his best to appease the cantankerous Hamm. Their seemingly ridiculous antics muse on the cyclical nature of life, loneliness, and human compassion.

Summary of Endgame by Samuel Beckett

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