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Harold Pinter: A Night Out: A Study in the Political Connotations And the Abuse of Power
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Harold Pinter’s A Night Out is a significant but rarely produced piece of drama. Therefore, there is very little criticism to support or contradict my argument. The reason why I chose to do my essay on this particular play is to open doors for academic research and to try and make it an equal to its sister plays. I will raise questions and topics to prove the play is worth the readers’ time and effort and that A Night Out is a sharp piece of political theatre. Although at first glance it is a simple enough story, a straightforward tale of the nasty consequences of motherly love when it is pushed to the limit, on deeper inspection, a more far reaching and complex analysis of the abuse of power can be observed. The play offers a variety of themes, including: interpersonal power struggles, failed attempts at communication, antagonistic relationships, the threat of impending or past violence, the struggle for survival or identity, domination and submission, politics, lies and verbal, physical, psychological and sexual abuse. The prevailing theme in the play is the abuse of power: powerful parties oppressing weaker ones, and the results of the oppressed party looking for a vent in someone even weaker than themselves.

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Falun, 2006. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
Harold Pinter A Night Out
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-2866OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:2866DiVA: diva2:518258
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2007-06-21 Created: 2007-06-21 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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