Textual Analysis of The Dumb Waiter - Harold Pinter

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Published on January 5, 2014

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Textual Analysis of The Dumb Waiter, Symbols of it, Pinter's language, Theatre of The Absurd, The similarities between The Dumb Waiter and Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.

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 Dumb waiter is a small lift for carrying things, especially food, between the floors of a building.  In The Dumb Waiter, the dumb-waiter symbolizes a disconnection in human communication.

 Whenever Gus tries to bring up something emotional, Ben refuses to speak with him.  This disconnection is the essence of their relationship.  They do not speak with, but to each other. They are like the dumb waiter—mute carriers of information, not sharers of it.

DEATH the rightt side> exit BIRTH the left side > food comes in and goes out

The basement room suggests human existence lived mostly without understanding but under pressure, especially when the orders come down from above.

 Pi nt er 's l anguage, usual l y l ow -cl ass er ver nacul ar (t he l anguage or di al ect spoken by  Pi nt er has spoken t he or di nar y peopl e of a count r y), has been m uch on t he subj ect , descr i bed as poet i c. and has cat egor i zed  H s com essed, r hyt hm c i pr i l i nes r el y heavi l y on subt ext and hi nt at dar ker m eani ngs. speech as t hat w ch hi at t em s t o cover t he pt nakedness of si l ence.

 Theatre of the Absurd is a French dramatic movement in the 1950s.  It is express the belief that human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down.  The Absurd in these plays takes the form of man’s reaction to a world apparently without meaning, and man as a puppet controlled or menaced by invisible outside forces.

 As with Godot, there are two characters, one dominant, one submissive.  In Godot, the two men wait • It is clear that Pinter was heavily influenced by Samuel Beckett.  The similarities between them are obvious. The Dumb Waiter is quite similar to Waiting for Godot. around for a man named Godot who never arrives, yet who exercises great power over them.  In The Dumb Waiter, Ben and Gus are at the back and call of Wilson, a mysterious character who dominates the duo even when he's not around, or perhaps especially when he's not around.

 Whereas Beckett's silences hint at alienation, boredom, and the slow approach to death, Pinter's are ominous and violent. The true natures and motivations of his characters emerge in their silences.

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