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  • Harold Pinter

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    Harold Pinter Harold Pinter is one of the greatest British dramatists of our time. Pinter has written a number of absurd masterpieces including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, Betrayal, Old Times, and Ashes to Ashes. He has also composed a number of radio plays and several volumes of poetry. His screenplays include The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Last Tycoon, and The Handmaid's Tale. He has received numerous awards including the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear, BAFTA

  • Treatment Of Character In Harold Pinter

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    Harold Pinter was a British playwright, director, poet, actor, and political activist. Most of his plays focused on pitting male weakness and insecurity against female strength and survival and the themes were usually power and sex. Pinter’s career did not reach a turning point until he wrote The Caretaker which secured his fame and prompted loads of commissions. It also led to the unravelling of his marriage. His ex-wife Vivien became a sort of embodiment of a certain kind of Pinter woman. A Pinter

  • 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

  • Critique of The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter

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    Critique of The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter The Dumb Waiter is a play that could be interpreted in many ways. It could be veiwed simply as a photo realistic slice of life drama or as a comical case study of a dysfunctional relationship. The dramatic action in TheDumb Waiter is relatively static. The two characters, Ben and Gus, do not change environments through out the play. Which leaves the audience to sit there and attempt to grasp what the scattered dialogue is talking about as opposed to

  • OCR AS Level English Literature Unit F662 Task 1: Close Reading ‘The Homecoming’ by Harold Pinter Explore how Pinter presents the struggle for po...

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    The struggle for power between characters is pivotal to The Homecoming, nowhere more so than in this extract, where Ruth meets her brother-in-law Lenny. Throughout, Pinter portrays a glass of water as a symbol of sexual and physical dominance, and this begins when Lenny offers to take the glass saying, “Excuse me” and “shall I”. “Me” and “I” suggest that although Lenny is asking Ruth a question, he focuses on himself and his dominance. A further demonstration of this is the repetition of “in my opinion”

  • 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

  • Theatre of the Absurd

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    senseless and plotless. Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter were known as the ‘absurd’ play writers. They both share the views that man inhabits a universe with which he is out of key. ‘Come and Go’ by Samuel Beckett is a very simplified; basic play based on three characters talking of the old days and their friendship. Beckett was born 13th April 1906 near Dublin. He was awarded a Nobel Prize for literature in 1969. ‘Black and White’ by Harold Pinter is the core of a minimalist set with very

  • Pitiful Human Condition Exposed in Endgame, Dumbwaiter, and The Horse Dealer's Daughter

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    The Pitiful Human Condition Exposed in Endgame, Dumbwaiter, and The Horse Dealer's Daughter The three stories, The Endgame (Beckett), The Dumbwaiter (Pinter), and The Horse Dealer's Daughter (Lawrence) all deal with the themes of repression, repetition, and breakdowns in communication. The stories show us the subjectivity of language and exemplify the complexities of the human condition. Samuel Beckett arrived on earth in Ireland on Good Friday, April 13, 1906. He then spent the

  • The History Of 20th Century Theater

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    ... middle of paper ... ...n a marriage (Harold). A critic put it as “Nothing happens, but, much is explored” (Harold). The characters in Landscape are Beth and Duff, and it takes place in a farmhouse (Harold). Beth sits in an armchair on the left of the table while Duff sits at a chair on the opposite side of the table (Harold). There is no plot in Landscape; their focus is on the interaction or lack of interaction between the two characters (Harold). Beth is imagining back to a romantic time

  • Character Flaws in Shakespeare’s Plays

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    Stoppard and Harold Pinter. For that purpose, comparative analysis will be used in this paper. The results will show that nothing has truly changed since the Shakespearean era. People live in a corrupted society, influenced by poisonous doctrines. However, the paper shows that there are still hope for mankind, but only if people restore the moral compass. In addition, the paper is based on pedagogical and psychoanalytical approach, since the topic of the paper is about the character flaws. Harold Bloom