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Drama of Language in Harold Pinter’s "The Birthday Party" and "The Caretaker"

Master's Thesis 2010 101 Pages

English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics

Summary

Harold Pinter is the product of a post-war generation that attempted to reject the evils of the twentieth century and presents a new outlook on society. Pinter began as an uncompromising minority author and created the taste by which he is appreciated, i.e., the inculcation of the so-called 'Pintersque'. In accordance to my capacity within this limited time what could I include in this small effort is; as it is a descriptive type of research work the dissertation trees to present "A Linguistic analysis of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party and The Caretaker" in an analytical way. In this work the language is studied for theme, character, thought and action and reality.

The first chapter deals with the life and career of Harold Pinter as well as the achievement of Pinter's drama in creating a new taste and form of language. The second chapter deals with language in general development of language from nineteenth century realistic drama to contemporary absurd drama, language which took a u-turn with the advent of John Osborne and other and language in the dramas of Pinter. The third Chapter deals with the linguistic analysis of The Birthday Party, linguistic absurdity of the drama reveals the absurdity of the basic human condition.

The fourth chapter presents linguistic analysis of The Caretaker in which Pinter offers a vast range of language use in the art of deception. The fifth chapter the last and also the concluding chapter deal with analysis of Pinter dramatic dialogue. Pinterian language, which is highly ambiguous, provides multiple meaning, Incomprehensibility of the audience in judging the worth of his drama is in veracity and infinitudes of language.

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Pages
101
Year
2010
ISBN (eBook)
9783668112148
ISBN (Book)
9783668112155
File size
843 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v312186
Grade
1
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linguistic analysis harold pinter’s birthday party caretaker

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