Master of Arts
E. A. James
In this thesis I intend to analyze the typical hero of British literature in the 1950's, the rebel, the Angry Young Man. Using the works of Philip Larkin, Kengsley Amis, Keith Waterhouse, and John Osborne, I wish to show that this hero was no new type, either in society or fiction, but the difference in the postwar rebel was that, although driven by ambition, envy and greed, he had no admiration for the upper-class mores and beliefs.
Cholewinski, Patricia Louise, "The angry young men" (1972). Theses and Dissertations. 4006.