The role of repetition in Harold Pinter's 'Old Times' and 'Betrayal'

Túri Ágnes (1999) The role of repetition in Harold Pinter's 'Old Times' and 'Betrayal'. BA/BSc, Juhász Gyula Tanárképző Főiskola.

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Abstract

The principle aim of my work is to analyse the role of repetition both in psychological and literary aspects in Harold Pinter's two plays, Old Times (1970) and Betrayal (1978) as two outstanding pieces of the Theatre of the Absurd. First of all, I am giving a theoretical background on the Theatre of the Absurd, on Harold Pinter, a contemporary British playwright, and repetition as a psychoanalytic approach to the literary work of art by Peter Brooks, a literary critic, who uses Sigmund Freud's essay, Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920). Furthermore, I am introducing repetition as a literary device with the aim to show how it also supports Brooks' argument. The second part provides the main idea of my work: the role of repetition is explored in terms of events and ideas both in Old Times and Betrayal. The third part is based on repetition in literary aspect: the use of language - words and phrases - is analysed in both plays. Finally, I am drawing the conclusion that Peter Brooks' critical essay on Freud's theory about repetition can be well applied to Harold Pinter's work in terms of psychology and literature.

Institution

Juhász Gyula Tanárképző Főiskola

Faculty

Gyula Juhász Teacher Training College

Department

Angol Tanszék

Discipline

Teacher Training

Specialization

angol

Supervisor(s)

SupervisorSupervisor scientific name labelEmailEHA
Nagyné Dr. Szabó KláraUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED

Item Type: Thesis (BA/BSc)
Date: 1999
Depositing User: JGYPK Szerkesztő
Date Deposited: 2019. Jun. 07. 11:37
Last Modified: 2019. Jun. 11. 07:39
URI: http://diploma.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/77160

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