Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Can Jimmy Porter in “Look back in Anger” be Seen as an Anti Hero?

An anti hero is the central character or protagonist who lacks traditional heroic qualities and virtues such as idealism, courage and steadfastness. An anti hero may be comic, antisocial, inept or even pathetic, while retaining the sympathy of the reader. Anti heroes are typically in conflict with a world they cannot control or whose values they reject. An anti hero is presented as a ridiculous character and the plot of the play follows what happens to the hero and is determined by the hero’s characteristics and choices as well as by circumstances.

Jimmy Porter in “Look  back in Anger” be Seen as an Anti Hero?