Discuss the impact of World War II on the minds of people with reference to the play Look Back in Anger.

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The effects of World War II are apparent on the characters in Look Back in Anger. Jimmy Porter is a cynical character who voices the feeling of the age. He tries to remind his friend Cliff Lewis that he shouldn't be smoking because Cliff has ulcers, but Cliff chooses not to listen to him. In response, Jimmy says that he has given up trying to help others. Instead, he says he'll be like other people with "no beliefs, no convictions and no enthusiasm." Jimmy feels the cynicism of the English after World War II, as they endured bombing, death, and privation during the war.

After World War II, many English people were also cynical because they had expected a change in the...

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