The Caretaker and the Dumb Waiter; Two Plays Topics for Discussion

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Who does Davies remind Mick of? What confusion does Mick have about his uncle and his uncle's brother? What was Pinter's purpose for including such inane rhetoric?

What keeps Davies from traveling to Sidcup to retrieve his identification and employment papers? Why does Davies keep asking people for a pair of shoes and why are the shoes that he gets never quite right?

How does Pinter focus on and illustrate communication difficulties between characters in both plays? What does Pinter achieve by interjecting meaningless dialog and non-sequiturs into the story-line?

What experiences have caused Aston to refrain from talking very much? What procedure was administered to Aston during his stay in the hospital?

Why did Aston finally feel that he and Davies were not compatible as roommates? What did Davies suggest as possible remedies and how did Aston react?

What kind of work did Ben and Gus...

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