Island Of Circe : Power Struggle and Harold Pinter

Monishikha Mukherjee
2012 IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science  
Having lived through world war 2, having experienced numerous confrontations with Fascist gangs, and having acted as a "conscientious objector", and having been alert to world affairs, Harold Pinter developed strong hatred toward all forms of injustice. Eventually this led to his lifelong cynicism about politicians, hypocrisy of governments and violation of human rights all over the world, exposing British and American policies in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq, among others. This paper
more » ... to address the following question: given that Pinter repeatedly focuses his dramatic attention on menace, violence and the struggle for power, how does our knowledge that he actively opposed all such political manifestations of these phenomena influence our understanding of his work? The main objective of this study is to depict how Pinter has attempted to envisage the abuse of power by those who hold it in order to dominate and subjugate the people
doi:10.9790/0837-0232425 fatcat:svbirak2vjadzkoz4dgp4wtpke