Look Back in Anger by John Osborne

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What is the relationship between Violence and Power in John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger?

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Jimmy Porter's anger stems from feeling alienated and helpless in a rigid class system. The real power and opportunities are for those people who were born into money and have the right family connections. These are the people who get treated better than everyone else just because their families are the "in" crowd of old money and influence. Jimmy is from the working class and isn't given the same opportunities as those from the "Establishment". The opportunities for power are not available to him because he isn't from the right family. He sees people like Nigel, who is...

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