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Look Back in Anger | Study Guide

John Osborne

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Overview

Author

John Osborne

First Performed

1956

Type

Play

Genre

Drama

About the Title

Look Back in Anger refers to the complex emotional state of the play's main character, Jimmy Porter. Educated, in his mid-20s, and married, but barely making ends meet, Jimmy is frustrated by the lack of future he sees in economically depressed England. He views the past and the old ways and ideas that brought about this environment with resentment and derision. He expresses outrage over the political and social conditions of post–World War II England, which to him are a great disappointment in terms of hope for the people.

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