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Title: A Study Of Harold Pinters Select Plays In The Light Of The Co Operative Principle
Keywords: Arts and Humanities,Literature,Literary Reviews
University: Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
Completed Date: 21/02/2018
Abstract: The present study is an analysis of the Co-operative Principle (CP) in Harold Pinter s select plays i.e. The Birthday Party (1957), The Room (1957), The Dumb Waiter (1957) and The Caretaker (1959). Harold Pinter is one of the exponents of The Theatre of Absurd. His plays are distinguished from all others by their sense of mystification, suspense and ambiguity. This analysis is considered as one of the most authentic ways of interpreting discourse, particularly the discourse that occurs in Pinter s Plays. In-depth analysis of CP is a kind of exploration of the overall context of the Plays. The factors like words and utterances, interpretation of conversation for a deeper study into the pragmatic unsaid , the whatness lying at the bottom of every discussion. Offering a personal interpretation to Pinteresque drama, exploration of these and many other contextual factors is an interesting as well as highly revealing exercise. Moreover, this exercise helps the reader to put the characters, events, themes and other issues related to the dramas in a proper perspective. The plays can be best understood if the utterances embedded in its structural design are properly interpreted. Pinter can sustain the illusion of mundane conversation, and conversational implicatures, extensively discussed in concrete examples from his plays. His utilization of informal dialect, various banalities, unpolished language structure and nonsensical sentence structure make discoursed that reflect everyday discourse, which are thoroughly examined and analyzed. The four conversational maxims of CP (The Maxim of Quality , The Maxim of Quantity, The Maxim of Relevance and The Maxim of Manner) proposed by H. Paul Griece, newlineVI newlinearise from the Pragmatics of natural language. Hence the Co-operative Principle is intended as a description of how people normally behave in conversation. Therefore, through this research study, the researcher attempts to analyze and interpret the Co-operative Principle in the select plays of Harold Pinter with the following aims and objectives. newline
Pagination: 240p
Appears in Departments:Department of English

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