Interrogation Scene in “The Birthday Party” Prepared By, JayshriMakwana, E-C 301 The Modernist Literature, Roll No:- 14 M.A – Sem – 3 Department of English.
Protagonist – Leading a life of aloofness from society
Goldberg is an impressive character
Mccann is an able a competent subordinate of Goldberg
Brief overview of three Characters:-
Stanley, subjected to a gruelling Interrogation.
A brief tussle takes place between them.
Goldberg and Mccann to be a pair of bullies.
Why did you leave the organization?
Why did you betray us?
What have you done with your wife?
Why did you kill your wife?
Why did you change your name?
The Interrogation Scene:-
Philosophical and Political questions asked by Mccann
Which came first?
Chicken? Egg? Which came first?
What about Ireland?
What makes you think you exist.
Conclusion:- The result of this interrogation is that Stanley is completely cowed and is unable to speak a single word. All Stanley does at this moment is to produce a few gurgling sounds from his throat.