Troubled Youthful Protagonists in English Novels Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Troubled Youthful Protagonists in English Novels
This paper examines troubled youthful protagonists as products of a destructive society and homes as illustrated by three British novelists, Graham Greene's "Brighton Rock", Alan Sillitoe's "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" and Anthony Burgess
# 21612 | 2,250 words | 9 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Mar 04, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues)


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"Writers often present characters who are out of step with their society, and often this occurs because the values of that society are seen as warped or misguided. Three British novelists have created youthful characters who show a strong reaction against society and authority. Viewed objectively, the youthful characters in Graham Greene's "Brighton Rock", Alan Sillitoe's "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" and Anthony Burgess's "A Clockwork Orange" might be considered evil or psychologically troubled, but they must also be seen as products of their society, as personalities shaped by the problems of that society and by the warped values the society has come to represent. An analysis of the two novels and one short story shows how the authors address the limitations of their society and the culpability society has in the crimes committed by their youthful ... "

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