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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Not a bad pair of shoes. They gave it to me in a thick mug. What name you been going under? They have to have the best soap. What is your name? Dead spit of you he was. I used to sit in my room. He picks up a sideboard drawer, rummages in the contents, then pijter it down.

Davies trusts no one and turns on them who help him. About a week later they started to come round and do this thing to the brain. I got to move myself, I got to sort myself out, I got to get ixed up.


The Caretaker – Wikipedia

Mick believes that his ambitions for a successful career outweigh his responsibility to care for his mentally-damaged brother. That bloody rain, man, come right in on my head. ASTON puts dorm the plug and moves to the door. Bernard Jenkins is my assumed one. This page was last edited on 15 Septemberat Used to go in number four for Beckenham Reserves.

Davies wakes up and complains to Aston about how badly he slept. ASTON stands upright, takes out his tobacco and begins to roll a cigarette. Davies has pretended to be someone else and using an assumed name, “Bernard Jenkins”.

The play ends with a ” Harrold silence ” as Aston, who ” remains still, his back to him [Davies], at the windowapparently unrelenting as he gazes at his garden and makes no response at all to Davies’ futile plea, which is sprinkled with many dots pinetr. Yes, when the wind gets up it. What do you think I am, a wild animal? Nothing wrong with this bed. You sleep here last night?

The Caretaker Harold Pinter

I thought … they understood what I said. You got a good bit of stuff here. I might have a pair.


Aston realizes his isolation and when he gets the opportunity to end it, he tries to cherish it. Bathroom, living-room, bedroom and nursery. No, now, up your arse.

Right size, nice window, sun pinfer in. Mick believes that his ambitions for a successful career outweigh his responsibility to care for his mentally damaged brother.

The Caretaker: Educational Text – Harold Pinter – Google Books

Uuh … listen … can I ask your advice? I remember the days I was as handy as any of them. Critics regard Aston’s monologue, the longest of the play, as the “climax” of the plot. A caretake, I tell you, a little bird, a little tiny bird, he could have ate it in under two minutes. In front of it a gas stove.

But what did he do? What about the rest? But Mick leaves the room at the end; Mick leaves Aston again in isolation.