THEME OF ‘ALIENATION’ AS PROJECTED THROUGH THE CHARACTER – PORTRAYAL OF JIMMY PORTER IN JOHN OSBORNE’S LOOK BACK IN ANGER: AN APPRAISAL

S. Chelliah

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This article, at the outset, lays focus on the theme of alienation, internal conflict and hostility experienced by Jimmy Porter in John Osborne’s play Look Back in Anger by examining how the character, Jimmy is furious with life, friends and his wife, alienating himself from the society, religion and women. It concludes, by stating that of all the modern dramatists, John Osborne has been gifted with the credit of dramatizing the insecurity and alienation felt by the younger generation by effectively picturing the loneliness of the central character Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger.

 

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Look Back in Anger, John Osborne, alienation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejel.v0i0.504

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