Lois Gordon

Fairleigh Dickinson University, U.S.A.

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Cycnos | Volume 14 n°1

The Caretaker: Cain and Abel Replayed*

“As in many of Samuel Beckett’s plays, whose couples demonstrate the complex ambiguity of human relationships, the question of whether or not we are our brother’s keeper underlies Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker. Despite their many differences, both Pinter and Beckett compel us to consider brotherhood as a human imperative. In Beckett, however, the why and how we must care for others are more apparent. God, or Godot, or an ultimate purpose in life is missing, and so we are obliged to help each other in the matter of getting through it all — comforting and even entertaining one another. In the Beckettian universe, in the absence of a Divine Caret...”

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