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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I haold build a shed out the back. Watch your step, sonny! The disparities between the loftiness of Mick’s “dreams” and needs for immediate results and the mundane realities of Davies’s neediness and shifty non-committal nature creates much of the absurdity of the play.

Sound of a key in the door of the room.

We take it in turns, once a fortnight, my brother caetaker me, to give the place a thorough going over. Though Davies is poor he fails to receive sympathy from the audience. He was the one who put me on to this monastery. Get it done in next to no time! Bibliography for Harold Pinter. ASTON crosses to the plug box to get another plug. The world of The Caretaker is a bleak one, its characters damaged and lonely.


Both are smiling, faintly. You see a blue case? I thought people started being funny.

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MICK reaches for it. I got no rights.

He lights a match, holds it to his pipe, and blows it. This is my room. To build my shed. That was my mistake. But he does not like to work, he excuses of his documents and papers that he has kept in Sidcup.

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On the other hand Davies is old tramp probably in his sixties. Although the text is presented in a casual way, there is always a message behind its simplicity. A little … kind of a shop. As in the playThe Caretaker the two brothers caretakrr to communicate and both of them lead isolated life, particularly Aston.

Maybe I could … get down. I went into a pub the other day.

The Caretaker Harold Pinter

He does help Davies who in one way represents society. Puts a bad strain on the foot. I used to leave my bike in her garden on my way to work. I went into another room and saw two people sitting down, and a few years later I wrote The Birthday Party. Rateable value ninety quid for the annum.


How did you like my bed? Hold it, hold it! Aston realizes his isolation and when he gets the opportunity to end it, he tries to cherish it. I mean, I want to get him going in the world. You been playing me about, you know. Where caretqker I put it? Aston was very talkative kind of person before he was given the electric shock therapy. He had a habit of demonstrating different run-ups in the drawing-room round about Christmas time. Family of Indians live there.

Wait a minute then, just a minute. You see, what it is, you see, I changed my name!

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