Eroding the Language of Freedom: Identity Predicament in Selected Works of Harold Pinter

1st Edition

Farah Ali

Routledge
Published September 20, 2017
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9781138080195 - CAT# Y333016
Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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Summary

Let down by the uncertainties of memory, language, and their own family units, the characters in Harold Pinter’s plays endure persistent struggles to establish their own identities.

Eroding the Language of Freedom re-examines how identity is shaped in these plays, arguing that the characters’ failure to function as active members of society speaks volumes to Pinter’s ideological preoccupation with society’s own inadequacies. Pinter described himself as addressing the state of the world through his plays, and in the linguistic games, emotional balancing acts, and recurring scenarios through which he put his characters, readers and audiences can see how he perceived that world.

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