When Phatik came into the house, his mother saw him. Day after day the teacher would cane him unmercifully. Now, if Phatik was to keep his regal dignity before the public, it was clear he ought to carry out his threat. Compare, in this story, manœuvre, discomfit, mischief. His condition became so abjectly miserable that even his cousins were ashamed to own him.
Meanwhile, Teddy seems resigned to his fate that he will have to leave Ruth behind with his family and return to his career in America. Where everyone within the fold of the brotherhood is free to hold up oneâs head high and oneâs voice to be heard without having any tension of fear of oppression or forced compulsion. That evening Teddy sits near his luggage. Though I do not consider myself audacious enough to play the critique to one of India's and also one amongst the world's elite-echeloned authors of the past, yet I must admit that even though I liked the story, rather devoured almost every moment of it with utmost pleasure and also sometimes an innate hamartia, it got sloppy at some moments. They debate the meaning of a table in terms of the object and what it signifies. When they are gone Teddy turns to Ruth and says maybe they ought to go home.
After Teddy goes upstairs Lenny returns and sits with Ruth. There were only fragments, like pictures, of her father coming home in the evening, and her little brother whom she played with, fishing on the edge of the pond. He gave the word of command to roll the log and Makhan over together. Ruth weighs in, slowly calling attention to her leg as if it were a table leg, but telling them to acknowledge that her underwear is beneath it. While Ruth is still upstairs, Lenny and the others reminisce about Lenny's and Joey's sexual exploits. Hadn't you better send him home? Penicillin or other Antibiotics were not invented till th … en. His father and brothers wish him farewell and Ruth simply tells him not to be a stranger.
Pinter in Play: Critical Strategies and the Plays of Harold Pinter. He had then hastened to see her as soon as he found out where she was. Every one seconded the proposal, and it was carried unanimously. . But the servant was the master on this occasion. Where have you come from? They dance and Lenny kisses her. The India of Tagoreâs dream is a country where her people hold their heads high with their pride in knowledge and strength born of that knowledge.
Open your eyes and see God is not there before you. Teddy stiffly says that is not his area of expertise. A Casebook on Harold Pinter's The Homecoming. Two constables brought out Phatik in their arms and placed him before Bishamber. Even with the help of books he had found it very difficult indeed to prepare his lesson.
When he returns with the suitcases and Ruth's coat, he expresses concern about what else Lenny may have gotten Ruth to reveal. Lenny is disgusted, saying that Ruth is a tease, but Joey states that it was neither of their faults, nor was he disappointed. Now, if Phatik was to keep his regal dignity before the public, it was clear he ought to carry out his threat. One day Phatik lost his lesson book. He grows out of his clothes with indecent haste; his voice grows hoarse and breaks and quavers; his face grows suddenly angular and unsightly. Also introduced is Max's other son, Joey, who had been at a boxing training session. A boat came up to the landing and a middle-aged man, with grey hair and dark moustache, stepped on shore.
The boys were puzzled for a moment. Bishamber carried him in his arms and took him into the inner apartments. Phatik is the one who is blamed for hitting his brother and bringing conflict into the home. The story also shows the plight of the people due to poverty. The owner of the log would be angry and surprised, and they would all enjoy the fun. He could not bear this injustice. Day after day the teacher would cane him unmercifully.
In his literary work, Tagore focused on relationships which were colored by human shortcomings and idiosyncrasies. At the same time she was a little distressed to see Phatik's extreme eagerness to get away. One day Phatik lost his lesson book. His fertile brain, however, rapidly seized upon a new manoeuvre which would discomfit his brother and afford his followers an added amusement. Already, Lenny's unresponsiveness to Max's questions, as well as Max's rambling, snapping manner of speech, indicates that this is far from a normal family.