Pinter is able to handle the characters and situations with minimum usage of dialogues in the play The Caretaker
R.Umagandhi, S.Thulasi Devi
Pinteresque, violence, Silent breaks, Communication
The Caretakeris one of mature full length plays of Harold Pinter running into three acts. The action though spread out into three acts , only three characters constitue the cast that play out the action of the play. And in spite of the fact that the play does not have any regular plot that can be sketched out, the action is engaged enough for the attention of the audience or the reader without losing the grip on it.The action begins almost randomly with a freak move of Aston, the elder of the two brothers, the other being Mick,when he notices a man being manhandled on the roadside by another in front of a restaurant and stops. He offers his help to the one who was the victim of the violence by taking him backto his room. The whole of following action of the play takes place in the same room. This room is a part of the flat, which is propert of Aston’s younger brother, who too sometimes comes to spend a night or two in the same room. We learn about the stituation and the characters as the action evolves. And as it turns out that out that, though there are just three personages involved in the action and interaction, it is typically a Pinteresque play in the sense of terse short pieces of dialogues; the tension, suspense apprehension is built and conveyed more in the silent breaks and what appears to be communication gap. And just as the beginning does not have any history before it, even the end of the play as it comes close there seem to be not a few strings left loose to indicate the general mystery of life, in which a certain segment of human existence is lived and may leave its imprint.
Article Details
Unique Paper ID: 147374

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 5, Issue 7

Page(s): 285 - 288
Article Preview & Download

Share This Article

Join our RMS

Conference Alert

NCSEM 2024

National Conference on Sustainable Engineering and Management - 2024

Last Date: 15th March 2024

Call For Paper

Volume 11 Issue 1

Last Date for paper submitting for Latest Issue is 25 June 2024

About Us enables door in research by providing high quality research articles in open access market.

Send us any query related to your research on

Social Media

Google Verified Reviews