The Caretaker and the Dumb Waiter; Two Plays Characters

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Aston, The Caretaker

Aston is a reserved and kind man who befriends the homeless Davies, whom he rescues from a fist-fight with a former co-worker. Aston talks very little and seems to ignore the blustery Davies, who rambles on about his past and his problems. Aston lives in one of the apartments of a large apartment building that he runs but that is owned by his younger brother, Mick. Aston has sympathy for the down-on-his-luck Davies, and offers him a place to stay until he can sort his life out.

Aston had suffered from severe mental problems in the past and had, in fact, been institutionalized for a time, undergoing electric shock treatment during his stay. Aston had once trusted and talked freely with people. But when he told some acquaintances at a cafe that he was having hallucinations, it was then that he was placed in the mental...

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