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By Jane Wong Yeang Chui

ISBN-10: 1137343079

ISBN-13: 9781137343079

ISBN-10: 1137345349

ISBN-13: 9781137345349

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Utilizing Martin Esslin's "invention" - the Theatre of the Absurd - to ascertain Pinter's works, Wong brings the complexities and intricacies of the performs to the leading edge, scary readers and audiences to reassess and problematize extra traditional reviews of his performs.

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The gender hierarchy that he previously established in the boarding house is frustrated by the arrival of Goldberg and McCann. 1057/9781137343079 24 Affirming the Absurd in Harold Pinter celebrate male birth turns out instead to be a symbolic ceremony—Stan is “overpowered” by those around him. In this context, Stan resembles a failed Sisyphus in that he gives up defending himself when he finally realizes the futility of his efforts and the absurdity of wanting to remain dominant in the house. Knocked down from his hill by the occupants in the house, he fails to march back up.

Convinced that he will be punished as such, he thinks of himself as a victim of invisible forces. ” Davies’s aversion to foreigners is a manifestation of his fear of the being outside of the class of people who are employable, people who have a sense of where they belong in society. Under these conditions, Davies can certainly be charged with the same crimes as Stan from The Birthday Party. He is afraid of the Goldbergs and McCanns of society, and his anxieties are aggravated by a sense of self-consciousness whenever he comes into contact with someone.

1057/9781137343079 3 Estrangement and Reconnection in The Caretaker Abstract: Unlike The Birthday Party, the intruder figure is invited into Aston’s room right from the beginning of The Caretaker. Aston’s kindness and hospitality, and his genuine desire to care for Davies, is an attempt to reconnect with a world that he felt has betrayed and rejected him. After the trauma that he experienced from forced admission to an asylum, he finds comfort only in dealing with mechanical objects. His willingness to open up to Davies and hopes of finding a friendship with the tramp are dashed as soon as Davies discovers his weaknesses.

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