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In Harold Pinters The Caretaker he tries to put forth a theory whereby dreams and aspirations can only exist in the short run In this case the characters can only plan one step ahead and that they can only move on if that step is accomplished This short-sightedness of men towards the attitudes of their lives shows how they are unable to progress far in life as they cannot see beyond these few steps and thus is unable to fulfill the goal in their lives This idea is put across through the use of language symbols and patterns that portrays the various themes such as the problematic nature of identity and failure of communication Therefore it is clearly evident that this statement is true to a large extent Firstly the theme of the failure of communication is displayed through its use of verbal and non-verbal techniques Verbal language used in this instance shows how the characters are hoping to live their dream life and the methods in which they display it in their speech For example Micks use of shifting occupations as a way of domination over Davies plays out in this instance He changes from being a lawyer in which he states I can turn you to the police station in 5 minutes have you in for trespassing loitering with intent daylight robbery filching thieving and stinking the place out This shows how he incorporates the law with his own morals and mindset dominating Davies through the use of continued speech confusing him He then takes on the role of a real estate agent in which he says Furniture and fittings Ill take four hundred or the nearest offer Rateable value ninety quid for the annum You can reckon water heating and lighting at close on fifty The absurdity of his language plays out the domination as he goes on and on despite knowing that Davies does not have the means to
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