Monday, March 11, 2019
Character Analysis of Harold Pinter’s the Caretaker
Erlina Suwardi 2009-031-055 Character Analysis of Har archaic Pinters The C atomic chassis 18taker In drama, characters play a dominant role in order to present the scenes. Whether good or disconsolate the characters are, they are the ones who make the play and without them, there will be no play can be presented. In this play , there are only trinity characters, the brothers, which are Aston and Mick, and the old tramp, Davies. It begins with Aston who brings Davies to his place owned by his brother, Mick. Aston allows and offers Davies, who seems to be homeless, to stay in his room.From the very beginning of the play until the end, the characters do not allow themselves to form good relationship with one another, as they come and go without current purpose, and also their conversation seems often has no relevance to the situation they are in. Aston, the somebody who brings Davies to his place, is a mentally retard man because of the brain treatment addicted to him forcefully by his vex and brother. Actually, Aston was a very talkative person before he was given the therapy. As he says, I thoughtthey understood what I said. I mean I used to talk to them. I talked too much. That was my mistake.The corresponding in the factory. (p. 906, pull out 58-60). He used to question about the certain things in society and thus he is made mentally retarded. by and by that, Aston not only loses questioning ability but also severely to communicate properly (p. 907, line 54-71). In my opinion, Astons weakness is believe people too much. Aston even believes a person homogeneous Davies. As a result, he is betrayed by not only an intruder like Davies but also by his mother and brother. On the other hand, Davies is an old tramp which is homeless, in need of companionship and a place to stay. It is Aston who shows some(a) kind of kindness to Davies.He gets the opportunity to stay in Astons room. However, or else of enjoying what he has already got and being thankf ul, Davies always complains about a number of thing, for example like shoes (p. 891 line 36-57 p. 910, line 40-60) and the window (p. 906, line 16-20). Davies is a kind of back-stabber person when he turns against Aston and asks Aston to leave from his own place, .. take chances somewhere else?.. Me? You talking to me? Not me man, you .. You better find somewhere else.. I live here. I been offered a job here.. Im deprivation to be his caretaker, hes going to run this place, and Im staying with him (p. 911 line 81- p. 912 line 5). He also seems to be racist person not only to Black people but also Greeks, Poles and go bad eventhough they do no harm to him (p. 888 line 29-38 p889 line 19-20 p. 894 line48-54). Mick, who plays the role of Astons brother, is the one who is actually responsible to treat Aston with brotherly affection. However, Mick treats Aston as the outsider. Moreover, Mick is also not a responsible person because he is trying to switch responsibility from himself to Davies by offering Davies to be a caretaker eventhough he knows that Davies is not a qualified person.Related essay cubicle and Deliver Character AnalysisThough there is a wish between the brothers to communicate each other again when Mick smiles composition looking Aston at the end of the play (p. 914, line 47-52), he does not stay or live with him. He chooses to leave Aston at the end. For overall, with these three divergent characters, the whole story just simpy does not make both sense. It is illogical, conflictless, plotless and meaningless and that is what it meant by the absurd play. Everything is pointless and beyond human modestness to understand. Absurd play came after the World War II to fight back freedom.It rebels against conventional plays which used to deal with language as a gibe of logical communication and cause and effect relationships. However, the absurd authors seem to baffle reasons for the fight against the society. They want to explain the society, the world, and the livelihood using a different point of view that life is indeed absurd. In this play, Pinter also reflects the life, the absurdness of the world and the poor communication among the characters. The play finally ends as it begins. either the three characters remains separated from each other and continues to live the life on their own.