According to Harold Pinter, he wrote “The Caretaker” while he and his wife were living in Chiswick. There are some events in the play which clearly seem to be drawn on those events which had taken place in Pinter’s own life at the time.
The owner of the flat where Pinter lived was like Mick, a character in the play. The owner of that house had a brother who was quite an introvert and very secretive. His brother had a history of mental illness and electric shock treatment.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Caretaker
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis
About the Author
Raja Sharma is a retired college lecturer. He has taught English Literature to University students for more than two decades. His students are scattered all over the world, and it is noticeable that he is in contact with more than ninety thousand of his students.