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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The play’s careta,er language and rhythms are musically balanced through strategically placed pauses. What does he do, then? Just to satisfy my solicitor.

The fact is that mentally retarded person can be cured properly by emotional attachment along with medical treatment. ASTON holding out the shoes. In the Theatre of the Absurd language is used in a manner that heightens the audience’s awareness of the language itself, often through repetition and circumventing dialogue. The Caretaker is filled with long rants and non-sequiturs, the language is either choppy dialogue full of interruptions or long speeches that are a vocalized train of thought.


ASTON stares at him. You intending to settle down here? Voices on the stairs.

But she signed their form, you see, giving them permission. Eh, mister, just one thing … eh. Get it done in next to no time!

But Mick leaves the room at the end; Mick leaves Aston again in isolation. He munches the sandwich. I noticed them harpld big curtains right across the window down there. ASTON goes round to the top of his bed.

Nothing better than a dog. They can have them on again! Aston helps Davies, brings him home though Davies is not a good man.

The Caretaker

For the tramp [Davies], however, he felt a certain kinship, writing “[The Pinters’ life in Chiswick] was a very threadbare existence. They had tezt inside one of them places before, they can have you inside again. His characters fail to improve proper communication with others.

Get out of it.

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This is a sign of need for communication. Funny, but not too funny. I could have got done in down there. Them bastards at the monastery let me down again. They should have stamped your card.


caretakrr Give it to him. What are they doing at Sidcup? A drip sounds in the bucket. Now, wait a minute. So I did get out.

I never been inside a nuthouse! Even if I had!