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<b>An Althusserian Reading of Harold Pinter’s One for the Road<b>

2014-6-14
Aydoğdu, Merve
Louis Althusser in his seminal essay “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses” in Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays (1970) discusses the ways through which a State dominates/subjugates its subjects by means of Repressive and Ideological State Apparatuses, the effects of which are traceable in Harold Pinter's 1984-play One for the Road. Within this scope, this paper seeks to examine Pinter's one-act play from an Althusserian point of view with a view to demonstrating the manipulative influence of ISAs and SA on the creation of subjects who would serve for the State.