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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. <ul><li>Often considered “radical” authors and playwrights between the1940’s and 1950’s </li></ul><ul><li>Prevalent in Post World War II Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Men who were unsatisfied with new social programs </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>Post WWII life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Quality” as well as quantity of life (Heyck 234) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of the arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New opportunities for education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Health Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Insurance </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. <ul><ul><li>Meant to decrease the ever-present gap between social classes, but only seemed to accentuate it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New social reforms and institutions not sufficient according to the Angry Young Men </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Old problems remained: class division, monarchy, and the old church still prevalent </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>“ According to him, it’s not even red brick, but white tile” (Osborne, 42) </li></ul><ul><li>Remaining class division based on education. </li></ul><ul><li>Less prestigious than Oxford, Cambridge, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Failure of Welfare State’s education goals </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Born 1922 </li></ul><ul><li>Lucky Jim, 1954 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Satire of academic life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Satire and Comedy </li></ul>http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/06/03/books/scot190.jpg
  • 7. <ul><li>Born 1922 </li></ul><ul><li>Themes of aggressive determination to break through class barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Room at the Top 1957 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyzes the struggle for corporate power </li></ul></ul>thetelegraphandargus.co.uk
  • 8. <ul><li>Born 1928 </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1958 </li></ul><ul><li>Personal rebellion </li></ul>http://www.london-books.co.uk/images/BOOKS/WRITERS/alan_sillitoe.jpg
  • 9. <ul><li>Born 1929 </li></ul><ul><li>A Better Class of Person 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Look Back in Anger 1957 </li></ul><ul><li>Said to be an Angry Young Man himself </li></ul><ul><li>Used emotionally charged exchanges in everyday life to express anger </li></ul>http://www.creativecow.co.uk/images/josborne.jpg
  • 10. <ul><li>Coined the phrase “Angry Young Men” </li></ul><ul><li>Jim, detestable and strangely pitiable </li></ul><ul><li>Alison, representative of oppressive society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Church, Money, Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resulting feelings of guilt for “oppressing” Jimmy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jim’s misfortune and frustration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>White brick university </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watching his father die </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distrust of his own wife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marriage as either attempt to gain class or as revenge </li></ul></ul>http://ar-images.tangentone.com.au/images/ar/97801404/9780140481754/180/270/plain/look-back-in-anger.jpg
  • 11. Thank you. Questions?
  • 12. <ul><li>Heyck, William. The Peoples of the British Isles, a New History . 3rd ed. Chicago: Lyceum Books, Inc., 2008. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Osborne, John. Look Back in Anger. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, Ltd., 1957. Print </li></ul>

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