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An Analysis of Identity Crisis of Osborne’s Character “Jimmy Porter” In “Look Back in Anger” (Published)

This study aims at the analysis of identity crises in Osborne’s character Jimmy Porter in “Look Back in Anger” (1956). The character of Jimmy will be analyzed with general perspective of psychoanalysis highlighting specifically the theory of identity crisis by Erikson in order to find out the riddles found in his personality. To meet the objectives of the study and to obtain findings certain scenes and situations exposing Jimmy’s identity crisis have been analyzed through the in-depth study of the text and the theory. Throughout the play we find him as an angry young man whose anger is the result of his frustration and identity crisis.

Keywords: Anger, Identity Crisis, Jimmy, Osborne, Psychoanalysis