Menace and Fear In Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party


Menace and fear play a vital role in Harold Pinter's plays. They are recurrent themes throughout the thematic construction of his plays. Pinter thinks that these feelings spring from within human beings. It is a matter of critical circumstances one may pass through. They are not only external elements that come from sinister people but also these things embodied within. The present paper tackles Pinter's The Birthday Party which trying to show the reason behind his fear which springs from his minority as a Jew.