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Compare and contrast the character of Alison and Helena and their relationship with...

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banti | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 15, 2007 at 10:17 PM via web

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Compare and contrast the character of Alison and Helena and their relationship with Jimmy Porter in Osborne's Look Back in Anger.

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janeyb | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted March 15, 2007 at 11:45 PM (Answer #1)

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Alison and Helena both end up living with Jimmy Porter, Allison as wife and Helena and adulterer. Allison and Helena are both upper/middle class, something that drives Jimmy crazy. In a way, both Alison and Helena rebell against their families by taking up with Jimmy, but Allison it seems actually loves him.

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