Look Back in Anger Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what evening does the third act open?

2. What member of Alison's family is with her?

3. What does Jimmy begin to play?

4. What item of clothes does Cliff dirty?

5. Which two characters are left on the stage alone at the end of the scene?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Look at the structure of the play.

1) How does Osbourne use character and dialogue to drive the narrative.

2) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the play's themes?

3) Away from the main character, examine the way Osborne uses the other characters in the story. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?

Essay Topic 2

Look Back In Anger is seen as the starting point for a movement coined by the press as the Angry Young Man.

1) In what way is Jimmy Porter the archetypal Angry Young Man?

2) Why is it so important to the play that Jimmy Porter is a working class character?

Essay Topic 3

Why did Look Back In Anger make such an impact when it was first released? In what way was it different from other plays released up to that point? In what way did Look Back In Anger revolutionize British theater at that time?

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