In Look Back in Anger, how do the characters Jimmy, Alison, Cliff, and Helena influence each other?

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How the characters in Look Back in Anger influence each other is a very interesting question. Some critics might argue that part of the existential dilemma of the play is that they don't influence each other--they only torment or tolerate each other. Although it may be said that Jimmy has an influence over Colonel Redfern because Redfern comes to agree with Jimmy's point of view about the Colonel being obsolete.

Jimmy's influence over Alison seems to be restricted to depressing and worrying her. She is upper class and was brought up in the complacent comfort of assumed and realized privilege. Jimmy married her for...

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