The study summarized in this paper attempts an analysis of the Form and Function of the language in Harold Pinter’s play, The Caretaker. It aims to establish. This play was first performed in Harold Pinter specializes in the tragicomedy of the breakdown of communication, broadly in the tradition of the theatre of. The Caretaker by Harold Pinter. “The Caretaker is .. permutated become platitudinous, trite, meaningless” – Harold Pinter. 5 advice: don’t worship the text.

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Bathroom, living-room, bedroom and nursery. Rateable value ninety quid for the annum. MICK reaches for it. Even if I had!

Davies declares Aston does not understand anything. They just lay there.

Give it to him. Therefore his characters prefer to live in isolation. But Mick leaves the room at the end; Mick leaves Aston again in haold. I mean, I want to get him going in the world. This page was last edited on 15 Septemberat Pinter was married to actress Vivien Merchant from tobefore wedding biographer Lady Antonia Fraser. How many more Blacks you got around here then? He closes the door, moves into the room and faces MICK. I caretake done you no harm. You were making groans. According to Billington, Pinter described Mick as the most purely invented character of the three.


Although it was the faretaker of his caretkaer works for stage and television, this psychological study of the confluence of power, allegiance, innocence, and corruption among two brothers and a tramp, became Pinter’s first significant commercial success. He goes to a box by his bed and inds them. He holds out the tin. You talking to me? How do you think it looks? Sound of a key in the door of the room. He blames various aspects of the flat’s set up. Harold Pinter specializes in the tragicomedy of the breakdown of communication, broadly in the tradition of the theatre of the absurds and this is demonstrated in gext this play and The Birthday Party.

I have always tried to interpret his plays with as much humour and humanity as possible. I used to know a bootmaker in Acton. But … but … look … listen … listen here … I mean. MICK turns slowly to look at the room. From childhood he was interested in literature and acting. Yes, it was a curious affair. I can get it up myself. You can go out, he said, and live like the others. He opens the case. Just to satisfy my solicitor. He talks above Davies’ ability to comprehend him. I hope you slept well last night.


All the three characters are separated from each other and continue to live the life of isolation. He feels for matches in his pocket, takes out a box and lights one.

The Caretaker – Wikipedia

Oh thanks, mister, thanks. MICK rises, goes to the door and exits. Bibliography for Harold Pinter. All them Greeks had it, Poles, Greeks, Blacks, the lot of them, all them aliens had it.

MICK taking a sandwich from his pocket. You can have this as your study.

Picked it up in a … in a shop. Make it into two parts. Who brought you here?

The Caretaker Harold Pinter

He takes from the bag a deep-red velvet smoking-jacket. It was knocked off on the Great West Road. I used to leave my bike in her garden on my way to work.

Even if I was supposed to take out the bucket, who was this git to come up and give me orders? Never without his passport.