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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His dream to build a shed and develop communication with Davies result into frustration. I picked it up somewhere. Twxt look at each other. He takes a card from his pocket. Aston offers Davies the job of Caretaker, 42—43leading to Davies’ various assorted animadversions about the dangers that he faces for “going under an assumed name” and possibly being found out by anyone who might “ring the bell called Caretaker” Look here, I said to him, I got my rights.


It looked in pretty craetaker condition to me. First published by both Encore Publishing and Eyre Methuen inThe Caretaker remains one of Pinter’s most celebrated and oftperformed plays.

His good-natured attitude makes him vulnerable pintee exploitation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Though Aston and Davies feel isolation and are in need of companionship, both are different in their nature. Davies wakes up and complains to Aston about how badly he slept. Standing there, or in the breaks, I used to … talk about things.

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I gave you a few bob last night. On the contrary, Davies who is a normal human beingbehaves abnormally. That caretker perfectly all right. Puts a bad strain on the foot. All the three characters are separated from each other and continue to live the life of isolation.

The Caretaker

Anyway, I picked that bag up somewhere else. I could have got done in down there. You leave it to me. I was totally out of work.

The Caretaker Harold Pinter

This the bed here, is it? MICK walks slowly to him. However they try to dominate one another in this limitation, win over each other and possess the place where they stay. ASTON rising, to them. Caretwker were you born? Why do you want to get down to Sidcup? He expects Davies to stay with him.


I picked them up. No one messes me about, man. According to Billington, Pinter described Mick as the most purely invented character of the three. He … he said … he said … something about… he lived here.

Trouble is, getting there.

I never knew I could. I mean, I got used to sleeping this way. I might have some somewhere. A bucket hangs from the ceiling. Might be a bit unfamiliar. But I want to do something first.