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    Harold Pinter Influences

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    enclosed room and territorial battle, according to Billington is in association with “Fascist thugs in post-war Hackney” (27) where Pinter and his comrades used to clash with hooligans for survival. (No editing required) Pinter’s acute sense of imagination was flourished in poetry, many of which he composed during this period were strongly under the influence of Dylan Thomas. Although Pinter’s poetry was self-consciously attached to Dylan Thomas, a strong influence of Yeats, Elliot and Synge on his poetry cannot be ignored. In 1951, after spending two infertile years at home writing poems and some part-time activities for radio, Pinter joined the 'Central School of Speech and Drama' which marked a new turning point in his career.…

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    Harold Pinter one of the most prominent and influential British playwright of the second half of the 20th century. His plays are distinguished from all other by their sense of suspense, mystification and ambiguity. Pinter has a specific technique to explore and elicit the mystery of human relationships. Pinter plays are characteristic of minimal plots and limited characters but the dialogues filled with powerful tension. He uses pauses, three dots and silence in his plays. They are the very…

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    How does Harold Pinter portray absurdity in his play of The Caretaker? Introduction Through my studying of the part three works, one being The Outsider which was written by Albert Camus, translated by Joseph Laredo and published by Penguin Books in 1983, I was introduced to the theme of absurdism which dominates throughout the book. Camus invents a character or martyr whose simply does not conform to the normality of the society and will not pretend (“afterword”, The Outsider). Absurdism is one…

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    Harold Pinter is extensively acclaimed to be one leading dramatist of the British Absurdist Theatre, for many of his plays imitate the insignificance of life which characterizes most of the works of the Theatre of the Absurd. Since the triumphant performance of his first play, The Room, which established his status as an absurdist playwright, various criticisms, from supreme tributes to harshest critiques, have been made about Pinter and his works. The Theatre of the Absurd is originated in…

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    where the protagonist has been shown as a romantic lover, sitting under a tree in the lap of mother nature and playing his flute to the rhythm of light wind. But life for the Realists deals with the hustle and bustle of daily life, the problems and sufferings of common man, his aspirations, hopes, fears, happiness and tears. This article intends to bring into focus those plays of the English playwright Harold Pinter where realism has been reflected. We will try to confirm the position of Pinter…

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    On November 22nd , 2015 , I had attended a play “A servant of Two masters” that played downtown Pittsburgh at the O’Reilly theater, the play was directed by Ted Pappas. He had put together a creative and intriguing play, having actors stay spontaneous and interact with the audience, therefore no parts would be found boring nor dry. All the actors had held up their end of their roles quite well, by fully disguising themselves as that character they were suppose to be during the entire play. …

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    The Homecoming Analysis

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    speculation of whether or not the agreement will become a reality. “Listen, I’ve got a funny idea she’ll do the dirty on us, you want a bet? She’ll use us, she’ll make use of us, I can tell you!” (Pinter 81) The quote by Max further illustrates that she has cemented her control the family by making them ponds in her game. Prior to this, Teddy’s family comes to a consensus that Ruth will work as a prostitute for them. The men believe that they are in control of the entire situation, even though…

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    The Panther Poem Analysis

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    The Animalization in The Metamorphosis Including Feelings of Isolation and Powerlessness in Comparison to “The Panther” The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, tells the story about a man’s transformation into a bug. Through his journey in his new life as a bug, he experiences many emotions such as isolation and powerlessness. His family is frightened and disgusted with him and he must learn how to adapt to his new life. “The Panther”, by Rainer Rilke, also displays feelings of isolation and…

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    Franz Kafka’s novel, The Metamorphosis, presents various themes in relation to his philosophy existentialism, which is demonstrated through the main character Gregor and his family. Throughout the novel, Gregor transforms into an insect following the idea that existence proceeds essence. He saw himself as a disturbance causing the transformation to a “pest”. “Gregor spent the nights and days with hardly any sleep. Sometimes he considered that, the next time the door was opened, he would take up…

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    I probably looked like Darth Vader to them. He stood back and she shimmied up to the counter. In this sweet little voice, she asks, do you need a room? I answered very gentlemanly, yes mam. Maybe for a couple of days. Handed her my driver’s license. She turns around and said, Harold, bless his heart. He drove all the way up from North Carolina. She asked if I had folks around here? I responded, no honey I am just miles from nowhere. Decided to stop and spend Christmas alone. She said, honey,…

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