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The Homecoming

The play The Homecomingby Harold Pinter presents to us an all-male family unit living together under the same roof, but living in as much isolation from each other as they possibly can. Harold...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2011, 3:57 am (UTC)

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The Homecoming

Violence is an essential part of the world that Pinter depicts in The Homecoming. Violence is shown to be a means by which control is obtained, and essential to the structure of the family. The men...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2014, 3:10 pm (UTC)

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The Homecoming

Harold Pinter’s play The Homecoming has been the subject of considerable and sometimes heated debate since its London premier in 1965. The story of a household of men dealing with the sudden,...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2013, 3:24 am (UTC)

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The Homecoming

As in other Pinter's plays of the late 1950s and 1960s, The Homecoming has a realist setting but its style baffled audiences who were still used to reliable plot development and meaningful...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2011, 8:27 pm (UTC)

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The Homecoming

The title is an ironic one, as the dysfunctional family does not make a "home." There is constant strife and animosity between characters, along with manipulation, greed, and lying....

Latest answer posted May 14, 2008, 2:30 am (UTC)

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The Homecoming

Pinter's primary focus in The Homecoming is the interpersonal dynamics of family life. However, in recognizing the time in which it was written, it seems the historical context has a profound...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2014, 8:03 pm (UTC)

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The Homecoming

Harold Pinter’s play can be viewed as both supporting and challenging patriarchy in late 20th-century England. Although he includes a range of characters who exert power over others, not all of the...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2020, 9:39 pm (UTC)

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The Homecoming

One of the fascinating aspects of this play is the way in which all the characters seem to be engaged in a joint illusion that they are a sophisticated family, even though the strange domination...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2012, 2:36 pm (UTC)

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