Caretaker Essays

  • The Caretaker by Pinter

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    The Caretaker by Pinter: A Play Can Be Confrontational, Challenging and Disturbing to the Values and Assumptions of An Audience. Discuss With close Reference The Caretaker, written by the British playwright Harold Pinter in the late 1950's and early 1960's disrupts the audiences perceptions of existence and their understandings of it. The play deconstructs perceived notions and conceptions of reality, and disturbs the audiences perception of their own identity and place within a world which is primarily

  • Discuss the Confusion of Dramatic Genres in The Caretaker.

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    The Caretaker by Harold Pinter breaks the boundaries of the classical dramatic genres. What is more, he also abandons the concept of the classical tragic hero described by Aristotle and uses the more modern idea presented by Arthur Miller in his essay Tragedy and the Common Man. Additionally, in his Poetics, Aristotle set number of guidelines by which the dramatic works should be arranged and what crucial elements of the dramatics works, the playwrights should consider and follow. However, in The

  • Human Interactions in The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

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    The Carataker by Harold Pinter is a play, which focuses on complexity of human interactions and at the same time it blends different sub-genres such as, comedy, tragedy and psychological play. For the purpose of this commentary I am going to compare two separate but also to a certain extent similar scenes from the Act One and the Act Three. Both scenes deal with a seemingly trivial matter- the shoes. However, in both instances “the shoes” have a deeper meaning. Therefore, I would like to analyze

  • Still Alice Essay

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    Film Analysis- “Still Alice” Still Alice, was based on the novel “Still Alice” a book release in 2007 by Lisa Genova. The film showed the life of the main character Dr. Alice Howland and what was ethically right and wrong for her and her family using normative ethics when Alice is diagnosed with Familial Alzheimer’s Disease. Alice was a linguistics professor at Columbia University. Alice wrote a novel entitled, “Neurons to nouns.” A speech given by Dr. Howland at UCLA with introduction from

  • Women in the Workplace

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    notice that women tend to be one step below men on the "status" or "importance" ladder. In American society, the woman has always been viewed in the traditional viewpoint of what role she should play in the home; that she is the homemaker or caretaker. Even when women break from the stereotypical role of "housewife" and join the workforce, they still are not given an equal opportunity at acquiring a job that is seen to be as advancing or of higher recognition, as they would like to have. Men

  • Agatha Christie's By the Pricking of My Thumbs

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    “By the Pricking of My Thumbs'; by Agatha Christie “By the Pricking of My Thumbs'; by Agatha Christie is a wonderful story with kidnappings, a series of murders, a painting with a story to tell, and two sly detectives. The book is set in 1940-1960 England. The plot winds, twists, and turns throughout the book. Numerous characters, almost too many, are introduced every few pages and there is just too much information to take in. Agatha Christie tricks you into thinking that you know what is going

  • The Stranger Theme Analysis

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    Themes appear in almost every form of literature. In Albert Camus’s The Stranger there are multiple different themes that could be interpreted. The theme that installs itself right when the book starts and stays relevant until the last page is isolation. A scholarly recourse taken from Journal of Health and Social Behavior explains the indicators of social isolation including “living alone, having a small social network, infrequent participation in social activities, and feelings of loneliness”

  • Market Revolution Essay

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    In  the years of 1815­1860,  the Market Revolution was  underway, as was the Second Great Awakening  in  America.  It  was  a  liberating  time  to  be  a  female.  The  Market  Revolution  created opportunity  for  women  that  wouldn’t  have  been  dreamed  of  in  years  past  and  the  Second  Great Awakening helped to forge a new perspective of them. Women could now make their own living, being drawn out from the more rural parts like many others and their responsibility as moral head of the family

  • Political And Economic Changes In Bulgaria

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    the Socialists, who lack the kind of fiercely loyal police and media that have sustained President Slobodan Milosevic in neighbouring Serbia, submitted to the protesters demands on Wednesday, February 5th 1997. They agreed to hand over power to a caretaker government until new elections in mid-April, which they are unlikely to win, when recent polls conclude that only 10% of the population currently support the BSP. "We'd better celebrate now, because we have very hard days ahead," said Ivan Kostov

  • Women and Sports

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    was considered acceptable for the man of the house to be competitive in sport just as he was in the workplace, and to bring home recognition or a medal as he would an income. Women, however, have had the very different role of the "universal caretaker." This translates into the woman being responsible for all that is within the privat... ... middle of paper ... ...ure they once loathed. When these women reach their senior year, they walk with an air of confidence in their bodies, their strength

  • The statesman

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    this dialog division and myth play a central role in the development of the arguments put forth by the stranger as he leads the young Socrates along the dialectic path toward the nature of the statesman. The statesman is compared to a shepherd or caretaker of the human “flock.” The conclusion that comes from division says that the statesman is one who: Issues commands (with a science) of his own intellect over the human race. This is the first conclusion that the dialog arrives at via the method of

  • Ion

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    strange in that he goes as far as to catch the soul of the priestess so that she would care for his son but yet refused to give aid to Creusa. As a youth, Ion is appointed as a guard of Apollo’s gold, then an altar attendant and later the chief caretaker. Ion knows nothing of his birth, and asks no questions because of his deep respect for Apollo. He is happy in his service to the gods never knowing the agony that his mother is suffering as she longs for her lost son. It is critical to recognize

  • Toni Morrison and bell hooks - Society and the Media

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    daughter and, "Troy is given instructions as to how she must assume the caretaker role. Contemporary feminist thinkers are calling attention to the girlhood... No one in the film is concerned about the loss of Troy's girlhood, though her brothers remain free to maintain their spirit of play"(bell 104). So instead of the mother asking the father she goes to her ten-year-old daughter and instructs her that she is now the caretaker compared to her older brothers or her father. This is confusing, wouldn't

  • Gender Inequality Still Exists

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    are, but how far have we really come?. . Seventy percent of illiterate people throughout the world are females. That is a shockingly large amount of women that suffer the consequences of social stratification. Why are women given the role of the caretaker and not the scholar? Why are only ten percent of women in the world holding some type of legislative seat? Throughout history women have been brought up to be mothers and have been forced to practice staying home taking care of their children. According

  • The Evil Eye in The Tell-Tale Heart

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    "evil eye" of the old man. Immediately we are introduced to a man who would never hurt a fly. The narrator of the story even goes so far as to say he loved the old man. This old man is portrayed as one who would do anything for you. However, the caretaker of the old man has one small problem with the old man. The eye that darn evil eye! What could cause a person to become enraged by an eye and only one eye? Martha Womack stated that the violence comes from an irrational fear represented through

  • Whispers In the Darkness: Chpt. 1: Sneaking Shadows

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    through her head. Last night, very late at night, Catalina's friend, whose name was Alec, dragged her to an old man's house. The old man was known as The Caretaker, but nobody knew his real name. He always told odd stories to the kids who came by like her and Alec. Catalina had always thought The Caretaker was creepy. She was right. The Caretaker was the creepiest man who Catalina had ever met. Which was saying a lot around in her village. Catalina glanced around the quiet room. It was still dark

  • The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

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    The Caretaker by Harold Pinter In this essay I will take the position that the audience see Davies as both a social victim and a social parasite. Firstly a definition of a social victim and a social parasite will be given. A social victim is an individual who is looked down upon by other members of society, vulnerable to blame and not accorded the same rights as others. Therefore this disenfranchised group of people do not experience the usual comforts and perks of society. A social parasite

  • Analysis Of Rosanas Rocker By Nicholasa Mohr

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    someone to be reckoned with, not be pushed out.'; (Aunt Rosana’s Rocker pg. 81) Castro is a masculine figure and takes on the role of the husband. He supports and takes care of his family, but the character thinks of himself more than a caretaker. He is prideful and arrogant. As a male figure it is understandable that they may take on the

  • Early Arizona Women Teachers

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    teacher could not be gathered in an area. When they could, however, the teacher was often in for a surprise. Holding school in old saloons, carrying water to the schoolhouse every day, having to use turned over barrels for desks, and being the sole caretaker of the schoolhouse were just a few of the hardships faced by teachers. For women teachers, there were still more: being paid less than male teachers, even though they were the majority, being unable to keep her job if she married, and not being able

  • The Work of John Steinbeck

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    other jobs to support himself. For a short time, he worked at the American in New York City, and then returned to California where he worked various jobs such as a painter and fruit-picker before taking a job as a caretaker for a Lake Tahoe Estate. (John Steinbeck [1]) His job as a caretaker allowed him time to write and by the time he left the job in 1930 he had already published his first book, Cup of Gold (1929) and married his first wife Carol Henning (John Steinbeck [2]). After his marriage he