Anger In Literature: The Angry Young Man

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I.Theoretical part: Anger in literature.
1. Definition:
a. According to Arnold Wesker, Anger is an emotion culminated with antagonism and hatred against somebody or something. He believes that it is a healthy way through which one can expresses the negative feelings.
b. john Gerard Braine defines anger as a passionate reaction designated by extreme displeasure, wrath, or animosity. Additionally, he considers that this feeling does vary extensively in different individuals and cultures.
c. john Osborne conceives of anger as an everyday feeling that differs in terms of intensity, mild tenseness and rage. It is also considered a reaction to a threat that one possesses to an individual. Furthermore, it is like a warning bell that notifies a person
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The reason for determining this topic is to explore those British writers and how they emerged in this period. The main controversy is of such research is to manifest that both the Angry Young Men and their works have changed the English society. Besides, this study aims at proving that the Angry Young Men's significance lies within the social and political culture and how it has been inspired by them. Essentially, this research is a comparative study where it puts Look Back in Anger by John Osborne in comparison toThe Kitchen by Arnold Wesker with respect to all dramatic elements such as characters, plot, themes, etc. The main function is to point out to the issues about which people were angry. Notably, both works start with an introduction of the publication house gathering information about the performance date, plot summary, and main characters making them easily …show more content…
This is attested to by a quote extracted from Osborne’s Look Back in Anger “why don’t we have a little game? Let’s pretend that we’re human beings, and that we’re actually alive” (II.ii.85). Besides, they have implied irritation-expressing scenarios involving a son shouting at his father, or a husband shouting at his wife (Weiss 288).

The literary works of the Angry Young Men are distinctive in their choice of characters, themes, plots, and settings. Most of the characters are from the lower class especially the protagonist. They have wanted to revolt against the upper class. Effectively, they have managed to reflect the corrupt society in their revengeful work (Brannigan 13). From a psychological point of view, some plots in this period are fragmented to reflect the fragmented broken thoughts of the angry individual man or woman. They have taken the “absurdist,” whose play is composed of incomplete plots, as a guide to mimic (Crowther

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