The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

The play revolves around three characters: Aston, a quiet, reserved man who befriends a garrulous, homeless man named Davies, and Mick, Aston's enigmatic brother. Set in a cluttered room in a house in London, the narrative explores the complex relationships between the trio, particularly after Aston offers Davies a job as a caretaker. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that each character harbors their own secrets, insecurities, and motivations. The interactions among the three men are marked by misunderstandings, power struggles, and the elusive search for identity and security, culminating in a tense and ambiguous conclusion that leaves the audience questioning the true nature of altruism and the reliability of perception.

The 2610th greatest book of all time


Published
1960
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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