Asian Review of Social Sciences (ARSS)
Mechanisms in Harold Pinter’s The CaretakerAuthor : C. Vairavan
Volume 7 No.2 July-September 2018 pp 69-73
Harold Pinter has explored human subjectivity and the process of its development especially in the domain of language in his play The Caretaker. He has used the dramatic language in the traditional sense. He chose to capture everyday speech and has rendered an authentic reality of life through his overturned use of language. As in real life, he has focused on the vocal elements such as silence, pause, and repetition and has used them in the statements. The paper focuses on these statements and discusses the concepts of psychosis or neurosis of the characters in their conversation with others wittily.
Dramatic, language, silences and pauses, psychosis, Pinter
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