Article View

Volume 1 Issue 4

September 2014

A Critique of Modernist Absurdism in Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming
Mr. Mudasir Ahmad Mir, 
Researcher, 
Department of English, 
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, 
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Dr. Gulfishaan Habeeb, 
Associate Professor, 
Department of English, 
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, 
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Abstract
Harold Pinter has investigated the circumstances in the second half of the 20th century in which the human state of affairs was totally unfavourable and in complete despair. Most families suffered badly and individuals experienced threats, distress, misery, anxiety, pain, failure of communication, identity crisis and much more. In modern period, most of the families not only in London, but in the whole world were suffering from adversity caused by the World War II. In the play The Homecoming, Pinter portrays chaotic family life in England, and depicts the human society in extreme chaos. The play is about the conflicts that erupt between the members of the post-war London family. It represents the human plight in the godless scientific world that has crippled individuals not only in the modern period but in contemporary too.
Keywords
Absurdism, Disharmony, Empowerment, Exploitation, Hegemony, Ontology.
Article
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons

Recent Articles



About us


sample 2

Progressive Publishers is a novice publishing enterprise located at Tranquebar, Tamilnadu, India. It primarily publishes university text-books for efficient English language learning and an online scholarly journal entitled Literary Quest. Its primary goal is to promote progressive, secular, socialist and egalitarian thoughts among academicians, researchers and students of English literature. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Social Justice are the ideals upon which the whole enterprise rests.