Research and Development Centre

Bharathiar University

Coimbatore – 641046

**Dr. Shobha Ramaswamy

Department of English Kongunadu Arts & Science College,

G.N. Mills (Post) Coimbatore




Suffering is the condition of someone who suffers a state of pain or distress. It has a universal nature. Human life is a mixture of sufferings and bliss. Sometimes we can trace back the causes of sufferings but sometimes we can’t find any reason behind the sufferings. It is the absurdity of life; good people subject to suffer and the evil receive the fortune. The absurdity of human condition has been presented very truthfully in Harold Pinter’s early plays. Pinter himself admitted in a dialogue about the play The Birthday Party that the play is a comedy because the whole state of affairs is absurd and inglorious.

Psychological Suffering in Harold Pinter’s The Room,

 Birthday Party and The Dumb Waiter