A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF IMPOLITENESS IN SOME OF HAROLD PINTER'S PLAYS

Abstract

This paper offers a theoretical exploration of impoliteness in some of Harold Pinter's plays. This paper also examines the ways in which interactants use impolite behaviors or utterances to achieve their purposes . Impoliteness as a well known fact is the opposite of politeness and part of social interaction. This research analyzes three plays of Pinter and examines how impoliteness is used to reflect the relationships between the characters.