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  • 1. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/gallery/enlargePhoto?id=3540898&story=3540732 Teresa Johnson [email_address] University of Southern Mississippi April 26, 2009
  • 2.
    • Often considered “radical” authors and playwrights between the1940’s and 1950’s
    • Prevalent in Post World War II Britain
    • Men who were unsatisfied with new social programs
  • 3.
    • Post WWII life
      • “ Quality” as well as quantity of life (Heyck 234)
      • Promotion of the arts
      • New opportunities for education
      • New Housing
      • National Health Service
      • Social Insurance
  • 4.
      • Meant to decrease the ever-present gap between social classes, but only seemed to accentuate it
      • New social reforms and institutions not sufficient according to the Angry Young Men
      • Old problems remained: class division, monarchy, and the old church still prevalent
  • 5.
    • “ According to him, it’s not even red brick, but white tile” (Osborne, 42)
    • Remaining class division based on education.
    • Less prestigious than Oxford, Cambridge, etc.
    • Failure of Welfare State’s education goals
  • 6.
    • Born 1922
    • Lucky Jim, 1954
      • Satire of academic life
    • Satire and Comedy
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  • 7.
    • Born 1922
    • Themes of aggressive determination to break through class barriers
    • Room at the Top 1957
      • Analyzes the struggle for corporate power
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  • 8.
    • Born 1928
    • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1958
    • Personal rebellion
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  • 9.
    • Born 1929
    • A Better Class of Person 1981
    • Look Back in Anger 1957
    • Said to be an Angry Young Man himself
    • Used emotionally charged exchanges in everyday life to express anger
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  • 10.
    • Coined the phrase “Angry Young Men”
    • Jim, detestable and strangely pitiable
    • Alison, representative of oppressive society
      • Church, Money, Education
      • Resulting feelings of guilt for “oppressing” Jimmy
    • Jim’s misfortune and frustration
      • White brick university
      • Watching his father die
      • Distrust of his own wife
      • Marriage as either attempt to gain class or as revenge
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  • 11. Thank you. Questions?
  • 12.
    • Heyck, William. The Peoples of the British Isles, a New History . 3rd ed. Chicago: Lyceum Books, Inc., 2008. Print.
    • Osborne, John. Look Back in Anger. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, Ltd., 1957. Print