Modernism and Social Condition: A Study on Harold Pinter's The Homecoming

Siamak Babaee, Ruzbeh Babaee, Morteza Habibi Nesami

Abstract


The present study pursues the evolution of an organized system of play writing known as the modern and contemporary social drama. It is believed that this social drama has its roots in the condition of life in the nineteenth century and in a larger sense, it is the inevitable consequence of a long process which has begun with the Renaissance. In relation to this inquiry, the present study by focusing on Harold Pinter's The Homecoming (1965) attempts to clarify the social position of men and women in the modern drama.  In this regard, the present paper points briefly to the social condition of life in the nineteenth century, and considers its inevitable effects on our time and then depicts the reflection of that condition on modern social drama.
Key words: Social drama; Modernism; Nineteenth century; Social condition

Keywords


Social drama; Modernism; Nineteenth century; Social condition

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.sll.1923156320120403.2355

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