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Critical Essay by Ruby Cohn

SOURCE: “The World of Harold Pinter,” in The Tulane Drama Review, Vol. 6, No. 3, March, 1962, pp. 55-68.

In the following essay, Cohn discusses the retributive role of villains in Pinter's plays

Each of Harold Pinter's four plays ends in the virtual annihilation of an individual. In Pinter's first play, The Room, after a blind Negro is kicked into inertness, the heroine, Rose, is suddenly stricken with blindness. In The Dumb Waiter, the curtain falls as Gus and his prospective murderer stare at each other. Stanley Webber, the hero of The Birthday Party, is taken from his refuge for “special treatment.” In The Caretaker, the final curtain falls on an old man's fragmentary (and unheeded) pleas to remain in his refuge.

As Pinter focuses more sharply on the wriggle...

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