Look Back in Anger

Jimmy Porter Character Analysis

Jimmy is the “angry young man” of the play, usually found spouting tirades against the complacency of the British upper classes, and especially against his wife Alison and then his lover Helena. Born working class but highly educated, like his friend and roommate Cliff, but has an ambivalent relationship with his educated status, seeing himself mostly as a working class man and yet frustrated that his education can do nothing to affect his class status. “He is a disconcerting mixture of sincerity and cheerful malice, of tenderness and freebooting cruelty.” Jimmy “alienates the sensitive and insensitive alike,” and his “blistering honesty, or apparent honesty…makes few friends.” Jimmy is a frustrated character, railing against his feelings of alienation and uselessness in post-war England.

Jimmy Porter Quotes in Look Back in Anger

The Look Back in Anger quotes below are all either spoken by Jimmy Porter or refer to Jimmy Porter. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Act 1 Quotes

He is a disconcerting mixture of sincerity and cheerful malice, of tenderness and freebooting cruelty; restless, importunate, full of pride, a combination which alienates the sensitive and insensitive alike. Blistering honesty, or apparent honesty, like his, makes few friends. To many he may seem sensitive to the point of vulgarity. To others, he is simply a loudmouth. To be as vehement as he is is to be almost non-committal.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter
Page Number: 9-10
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Oh heavens, how I long for a little ordinary human enthusiasm. Just enthusiasm—that’s all. I want to hear a warm, thrilling voice cry out Hallelujah! Hallelujah! I’m alive! I’ve an idea. Why don’t we have a little game? Let’s pretend that we’re human beings, and that we’re actually alive.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter (speaker), Alison Porter, Cliff Lewis
Page Number: 15
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I hate to admit it, but I think I can understand how her Daddy must have felt when he came back from India, after all those years away. The old Edwardian brigade do make their brief little world look pretty tempting. All homemade cakes and croquet, bright ideas, bright uniforms…What a romantic picture. Phoney too, of course. It must have rained sometimes. Still, even I regret it somehow, phoney or not. If you’ve no world of your own, it’s rather pleasant to regret the passing of someone else’s.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter (speaker), Alison Porter, Colonel Redfern
Page Number: 17
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Pusillanimous. Adjective. Wanting of firmness of mind, of small courage, having a little mind, mean spirited, cowardly, timid of mind. From the Latin pusillus, very little, and animus, the mind. That’s my wife! That’s her, isn’t it? Behold the Lady Pusillanimous.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter (speaker), Alison Porter
Page Number: 22
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When you see a woman in front of her bedroom mirror, you realise what a refined sort of butcher she is…Thank God they don’t have many women surgeons! Those primitive hands would have your guts out in no time. Flip! Out it comes, like the powder out of its box. Flop! Back it goes, like the powder puff on the table.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter (speaker), Alison Porter
Page Number: 24
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I can’t think what it was to feel young, really young. Jimmy said the same thing to me the other day…I suppose it would have been so easy to say “Yes, Darling, I know just what you mean. I know what you’re feeling.” It’s those easy things that seem to be so impossible with us.

Related Characters: Alison Porter (speaker), Jimmy Porter
Page Number: 28
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Alison: He actually taunted me about my virginity. He was quite angry about it, as if I had deceived him in some strange way. He seemed to think an untouched woman would defile him.
Cliff: I’ve never heard you talking like this about him. He’d be quite pleased.

Related Characters: Alison Porter (speaker), Cliff Lewis (speaker), Jimmy Porter
Page Number: 30
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There’s hardly a moment when I’m not—watching and wanting you. I’ve got to hit out somehow. Nearly four years of being in the same room with you, night and day, and I still can’t stop my sweat breaking out when I see you doing—something as ordinary as leaning over an ironing board. Trouble is—Trouble is you get used to people.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter (speaker), Alison Porter
Page Number: 33
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If you could have a child, and it would die. Let it grow, let a recognisable human face emerge from that little mass of indiarubber and wrinkles. Please—if only I could watch you face that. I wonder if you might even become a recognisable human being yourself.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter (speaker), Alison Porter
Page Number: 37
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She’ll go on sleeping and devouring until there’s nothing left of me.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter (speaker), Alison Porter
Page Number: 38
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Act 2, Scene 1 Quotes

Everything about him seemed to burn, his face, the edges of his hair glistened and seemed to spring off his head, and his eyes were so blue and full of sun. He looked so young and frail, in spite of the tired line of his mouth.

Related Characters: Alison Porter (speaker), Jimmy Porter
Page Number: 45
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We could become little furry creatures with little furry brains. Full of dumb, uncomplicated affection for each other…And now, even they are dead, poor little silly animals. They were all love, and no brains.

Related Characters: Alison Porter (speaker), Jimmy Porter
Related Symbols: Bear and Squirrel
Page Number: 47
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One day, when I’m no longer spending my days running a sweet-stall, I may write a book about us all…and it won’t be recollected in tranquility either, picking daffodils with Auntie Wordsworth. It’ll be recollected in fire, and blood. My blood.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter (speaker), Alison Porter, Cliff Lewis, Helena Charles
Page Number: 53
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Oh, don’t try and take his suffering away from him. He’d be lost without it.

Related Characters: Alison Porter (speaker), Jimmy Porter
Page Number: 54
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Anyone who’s never watched somebody die is suffering from a pretty bad case of virginity.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter (speaker), Helena Charles
Page Number: 57
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I rage, and shout my head off, and everyone thinks “poor chap!” or “what an objectionable young man!” But that girl there can twist your arm off with her silence.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter (speaker), Alison Porter
Page Number: 59
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Where I come from, we’re used to brawling and excitement. Perhaps I even enjoy being in the thick of it. I love these two people very much. And I pity all of us.

Related Characters: Cliff Lewis (speaker), Jimmy Porter, Alison Porter
Page Number: 60
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Act 2, Scene 2 Quotes

I always believed that people married each other because they were in love. That always seemed a good enough reason to me. But apparently, that’s too simple for young people nowadays. They have to talk about challenges and revenge. I just can’t believe that love between men and women is really like that.

Related Characters: Colonel Redfern (speaker), Jimmy Porter, Alison Porter
Page Number: 67
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You’re hurt because everything is changed. Jimmy is hurt because everything is the same. And neither of you can face it. Something’s gone wrong somewhere, hasn’t it?

Related Characters: Alison Porter (speaker), Jimmy Porter, Colonel Redfern
Page Number: 68
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Act 3, Scene 1 Quotes

I suppose people of our generation aren’t able to die for good causes any longer. We had all that done for us, in the thirties and the forties, when we were still kids. There aren’t any good, brave causes left.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter (speaker), Cliff Lewis
Page Number: 84
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Act 3, Scene 2 Quotes

The heaviest, strongest creatures in this world seem to be the loneliest.

Related Characters: Jimmy Porter (speaker)
Page Number: 94
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I don’t want to be neutral, I don’t want to be a saint. I want to be a lost cause. I want to be corrupt and futile!

Related Characters: Alison Porter (speaker), Jimmy Porter
Page Number: 95
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Jimmy Porter Character Timeline in Look Back in Anger

The timeline below shows where the character Jimmy Porter appears in Look Back in Anger. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1
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...apartment at the top of an old Victorian house. When the curtain rises, we see Jimmy Porter and Cliff Lewis, seated on opposite sides of he stage and reading newspapers. There... (full context)
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In the first stage direction, Osborne describes Jimmy as “a disconcerting mixture of sincerity and cheerful malice” and says, “to be as vehement... (full context)
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Jimmy complains that the Sunday papers are boring, and also that they make him “feel ignorant.”... (full context)
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Jimmy decides that he’s hungry, to which Cliff replies that he’ll get fat. Jimmy denies this:... (full context)
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...to do. Cliff “kisses her hand and puts her fingers in his mouth.” He tells Jimmy that Alison is a beautiful girl. Jimmy responds, “that’s what they all tell me,” and... (full context)
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...by Bishop Bromley, who said that Christians should aid the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb. Jimmy asks if this moves Alison, and she says that it does. He claims surprise. Reading... (full context)
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Jimmy asks Alison to make some tea. She looks up at him, and asks if he... (full context)
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Jimmy says that he hates Sundays. “Always the same ritual. Reading the papers, drinking tea, ironing…Our... (full context)
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Cliff brings the conversation back to newspapers. Jimmy summarizes another article that he says was written by a man like Colonel Redfern “casting... (full context)
...and asks what he should do. She says that he should take his trousers off. Jimmy agrees. Alison says she can iron them now. Cliff agrees, and starts taking off his... (full context)
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Jimmy begins to scan the Radio Times for a concert, and finds one by Vaughan Williams.... (full context)
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Neither Cliff nor Alison responds to his tirade, even when Jimmy gives Cliff a kick. Jimmy changes the subject, asking whether Alison’s friend Webster is coming... (full context)
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Jimmy begins to say that he hasn’t felt that enthusiasm since—and Alison interrupts him, saying that... (full context)
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...that he’s sleepy, and doesn’t feel like going to work at the sweet stall tomorrow. Jimmy changes the subject back to Madeline—“she had more animation in her little finger than you... (full context)
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Alison asks Jimmy, “very quietly and earnestly,” not to go on. He turns from the window to look... (full context)
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Cliff tries to get Jimmy to back off from the tirade, but Jimmy says that he couldn’t provoke Alison anyways,... (full context)
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Jimmy turns his attack to Alison’s brother Nigel, saying that he “is just about as vague... (full context)
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Alison continues ironing—this is the only sound in the room. “Cliff stares at the floor.” Jimmy recovers from his tirade by again looking out the window. It starts to rain. Then... (full context)
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Jimmy says that he looked up the word pusillanimous recently, and found that it’s a perfect... (full context)
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Jimmy picks up a dictionary. He tells Cliff that if he’s pronouncing pusillanimous wrong, Alison will... (full context)
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Jimmy is watching Alison from across the room. Her “face seems to contort, and it looks... (full context)
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...arms round her waist, and kisses her. She smiles, and gives his nose a tug. Jimmy watches from his chair.” He doesn’t react. Alison suggests to Cliff that they have a... (full context)
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Cliff returns to the newspapers, and Alison to her ironing. After a while, Jimmy snaps at both of them for making too much noise. His foot twitches. Then he... (full context)
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The church bells begin to ring outside. Jimmy yells out the window at them to stop. Alison tells him to be quiet—she doesn’t... (full context)
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Cliff, fooling around, says to Jimmy, “well, shall we dance?” He begins to push Jimmy around the apartment floor, but Jimmy... (full context)
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Jimmy and Cliff begin to fight. They fall onto the floor in the center of the... (full context)
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...As he walks away, Alison says that she’s forgotten what it’s like to feel young. Jimmy said something similar the other day, and Alison pretended not to listen to him, in... (full context)
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Cliff suggests that Alison tell Jimmy now —“after all, he does love you. You don’t need me to tell you that.”... (full context)
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Alison tells Cliff, to his surprise, that she and Jimmy didn’t sleep together before marrying. Once they were married, Jimmy taunted Alison for being a... (full context)
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Alison gets up, holding the folded clothes. She asks Cliff whether he thinks Jimmy is right about “everything.” Cliff responds that he and Jimmy are both working people, and... (full context)
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Alison asks if she should tell Jimmy about the baby. Cliff puts his arm around her and says that it’ll be all... (full context)
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Cliff says he doesn’t know why the hell Alison married Jimmy, and Jimmy asks if the two of them would have been better off together. Cliff... (full context)
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Cliff says that he thinks Alison is beautiful, and that Jimmy does too, but is “too much of a pig to say so.” Jimmy says that... (full context)
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Alison goes to look for one in her handbag. Jimmy, “trying to re-establish himself,” begins to tease Cliff, who is getting “more like a little... (full context)
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Alison discovers that she doesn’t have any more cigarettes, and Jimmy yells to Cliff (who is “dragging Jimmy along the floor by his feet”) to go... (full context)
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Jimmy stands beside Alison, who is still rummaging in her purse. “She becomes aware of his... (full context)
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Jimmy says that he can hardly get through a moment without feeling attracted to Alison, and... (full context)
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Jimmy puts his head against Alison’s stomach, but she is “still on guard a little.” Then... (full context)
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Jimmy asks what Cliff meant by saying “don’t forget,” when he left the room. Alison says... (full context)
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Alison is worried by “this threat of a different mood,” but Jimmy goes on to call her “a beautiful, great-eyed squirrel.” Alison “nods brightly, relieved.” Jimmy begins... (full context)
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Jimmy asks why she thinks she’s happy, and Alison says, “everything just seems all right suddenly.”... (full context)
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Jimmy’s mood has changed. Cliff jokes that Jimmy was supposed to makes some tea, and when... (full context)
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Jimmy remarks that just a few minutes ago, things seemed to be going well. Quoting Shakespeare,... (full context)
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Jimmy says that Webster, who he thinks is gay, is one example. He believes that Webster... (full context)
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As he speaks, Jimmy has been picking through Alison’s handbag. Cliff asks him if that isn’t Alison’s private property,... (full context)
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Jimmy asks Alison what Helena wanted. Alison says that Helena is coming over. Helena is working... (full context)
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Jimmy says to Alison that he hopes she will one day learn suffering. He wants something... (full context)
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Jimmy says, ostensibly to Cliff but also partly to himself and Alison, that he has “never... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 1
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...the stove pouring boiling water into a teapot. She wears a slip and no shoes. Jimmy plays the trumpet from across the hall. The table in the center of the room... (full context)
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...but nevertheless expects to receive respect from all people, including other women like Alison. “In Jimmy,” the stage direction says, Helena “arouses all the rabble-rousing instincts of his spirit.” She has... (full context)
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...have changed now that she’s not on her own. Alison asks if Helena has told Jimmy that tea is ready. She says that she knocked on the door of Cliff’s room,... (full context)
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Helena asks Alison if Jimmy drinks. Alison, “rather startled,” says that he isn’t an alcoholic. There is a pause while... (full context)
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...to be happening as much since she’s around. “Perhaps he finds my presence inhibiting—even if Jimmy’s isn’t.” Alison says that she and Cliff are just “fond of each other,” but Helena... (full context)
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...some other pleasure.” Helena says it’s hard to believe they’re so lazy, and asks whether Jimmy approves. Alison says, “it’s what he would call a question of allegiances.” Then she explains,... (full context)
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...They get along well because of Cliff’s kind temperament. It was different with Hugh Tanner, Jimmy’s childhood friend (Hugh’s mum helped Jimmy start his sweet stall). The couple moved in with... (full context)
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Alison says that she met Hugh on her wedding night and disliked him immediately. Jimmy was “pathetically anxious” that his friend and his wife would get along. They all got... (full context)
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...Alison says that her mother had taken stewardship of Alison’s wealth after the marriage. Instead, Jimmy and Hugh started using Alison’s connections to invite themselves to parties, hoping to find money... (full context)
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Helena says that she can’t understand why Alison acted that way—or why she married Jimmy. Alison says that “there must be about six different answers.” For one thing, her family,... (full context)
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...Hugh. Alison says that her relationship with him only got worse, and that Hugh and Jimmy even disrupted some of Nigel’s political events. Then Hugh, who was writing a novel, decided... (full context)
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Alison suspects that Hugh’s mum and Jimmy both blame her for the quarrel, and for Hugh’s leaving the country. She doesn’t dislike... (full context)
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Helena asks why Alison hasn’t told Jimmy about the baby, and Alison assures her that it couldn’t be another man’s child—“I’ve never... (full context)
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Helena grabs Alison’s arm. She says that Alison must fight, or escape—otherwise, Jimmy will kill her. Cliff enters. He asks if the tea is ready. Alison says it... (full context)
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Jimmy says that “anyone who doesn’t like real jazz, hasn’t any feeling either for music or... (full context)
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Then Jimmy launches into another attack on Alison’s friends, while Cliff and Helena eat their meal and... (full context)
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Jimmy says he’s thought of a new song, one that is from the perspective of a... (full context)
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Helena asks why Jimmy is being so “unpleasant,” “offensive,” and “tiresome.” Jimmy “roars with laughter,” and teases Helena for... (full context)
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Then Jimmy lets fly an attack against Helena, saying that this is a cheap trick to win... (full context)
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Jimmy says that he knew from the moment he met Alison’s mother that she would stop... (full context)
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Jimmy gives an example of Alison’s mother’s dirty tactics of motherly protection. She jumped to terrible... (full context)
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Jimmy asks Alison if Helena has really won her back. Helena cuts in—“You’ve no right to... (full context)
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Jimmy smiles at Alison, who is still at her dressing table, and “hasn’t broken.” Helena is... (full context)
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...and says that a little thing like going to church doesn’t merit all this fuss. Jimmy says that if she can’t understand that, she isn’t so “clever” after all. Helena says... (full context)
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Jimmy asks why Helena is still around, given that her play has already finished up. Helena... (full context)
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Jimmy says that on that day, they were in a hurry to marry—it seems hard to... (full context)
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Jimmy asks Alison if she’s going to be swayed by Helena. Her friend, he says, is... (full context)
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Helena says, calmly, that if Jimmy weren’t so far away, she’d have slapped him. Jimmy asks Helena if she has ever... (full context)
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Jimmy says that Helena hasn’t answered his question, and she replies that she has never seen... (full context)
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His mother may have pitied his father, Jimmy says—but she didn’t care as he did. “At the end of twelve months,” he says,... (full context)
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Without looking at Alison, Jimmy asks why she lets people do these things to him, when, he says, “I’ve given... (full context)
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Jimmy is “hardly able to get his words out.” “My heart is so full, I feel... (full context)
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Jimmy says that Alison might want to return to him someday. When that happens, he says,... (full context)
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...here.” Helena asks what’s wrong with him. Cliff says that he may not agree with Jimmy, but that doesn’t mean that he’s on Helena’s side. Her presence has made things worse... (full context)
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...Redfern will arrive around “tea-time” the next day. She hopes that Alison’s departure will cause Jimmy to “come to his senses, and face up to things.” (full context)
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...phone. Helena says it was “Sister somebody.” Alison speculates that it was a hospital, as Jimmy is unlikely to know anyone in a convent. She says they should get going. Jimmy... (full context)
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To Alison, Jimmy says that he remembers Hugh’s mum’s reaction to their wedding photo. She rhapsodized over how... (full context)
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Alison and Helena exit. Jimmy “looks about him unbelievingly,” rising to lean against the dresser. The teddy bear is nearby.... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 2
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...bewildered by it.” He says, to both himself and Alison, that this is beyond him. Jimmy “speaks a different language from any of us.” He asks where Jimmy has gone. (full context)
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Alison says that Jimmy is seeing Hugh’s mum, because she’s had a stroke and her son is away. She... (full context)
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...to be occupying himself with.” He’s never been able to understand it, and thinks that Jimmy is probably “quite clever in his way.” Alison says, without interest, that Jimmy has tried... (full context)
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...and the Colonel interprets this to mean that she was “afraid of being disloyal” to Jimmy. Alison laughs at this, saying that Jimmy thought she was disloyal to write to her... (full context)
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...himself, and the Colonel agrees that everyone involved deserves some blame. Yet he says that Jimmy is “honest enough” and that Alison’s mother “acted in good faith as well.” Of Alison... (full context)
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Alison tells the Colonel what Jimmy said about her mother and the worms. The Colonel responds with a mild “I see,”... (full context)
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...“revenge.” Colonel Redfern looks baffled. Alison confirms that “some people do actually marry for revenge.” Jimmy, she says, complicated her life by throwing down the “gauntlet.” Colonel Redfern says, “your husband... (full context)
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Colonel Redfern says that Jimmy might be right—he might be a relic of the Edwardian past. He left England for... (full context)
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Cliff says that Jimmy will return soon, and asks Alison to wait for him. She refuses, and Helena says... (full context)
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...make herself some. Cliff asks if she’s staying, and she says yes. She asks what Jimmy will do when he finds out, and wonders if he might look up Madeline. Cliff... (full context)
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Helena asks if he’s staying. Cliff says that he’s leaving, in case Jimmy is about to come in from the London train. He’s had a hard day, and... (full context)
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Jimmy reads Alison’s letter: “I need peace so desperately, and, at the moment, I am willing... (full context)
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Helena says that Jimmy should stop being so selfish, and tells him that Alison is going to have a... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 1
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...is once again a Sunday. Helena’s belongings have replaced Alison’s in the apartment. Cliff and Jimmy sit in armchairs reading the paper, as they did in Act 1. Helena is ironing.... (full context)
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Jimmy asks if his pipe smoke bothers Helena, and she says that she likes it. Jimmy... (full context)
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Jimmy says that he suspects “somebody’s been sticking pins into my wax image for years.” Then... (full context)
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The “whole point of a sacrifice,” Jimmy says, “is that you give up something you never really wanted in the first place.”... (full context)
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Cliff says that he has just read that, and Jimmy says, “I think you’re actually acquiring yourself a curiosity, my boy.” He summarizes some gossipy... (full context)
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Then Jimmy asks if he saw Helena talking to a reverend the other day. She says that... (full context)
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Jimmy changes the subject to a song that he made up that day, then suggests some... (full context)
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Cliff and Jimmy begin to fight and roll on the floor, and Jimmy begins to gain the upper... (full context)
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Jimmy “flops into his armchair,” and says that Cliff looks like “Marlon Brando” (in A Streetcar... (full context)
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Cliff goes on to say that the sweet stall suits Jimmy because he is “highly educated,” but he needs something “a bit better.” The other thing,... (full context)
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Jimmy suggests that Helena find Cliff a rich friend, because that’s what he wants. Cliff says,... (full context)
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Jimmy asks, “why, why, why, why do we let these women bleed us to death?” He... (full context)
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...dry it in his room. Cliff exits. Helena crosses back to the ironing board, and Jimmy says that he’s “sick” of seeing her ironing. He tells her to get “glammed up”... (full context)
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Jimmy says that Cliff is leaving, and Helena says that he’s already told her. She says... (full context)
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Jimmy says that he’ll close the sweet stall, and they’ll leave together. Helena agrees. He says... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 2
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The scene opens just a few minutes later. Jimmy is playing his jazz trumpet across the hall. Helena is standing at the table pouring... (full context)
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...to apologize. Alison protests that it was “unfair and cruel” to return. She has adopted Jimmy’s sense of dramatic timing, she says, but it is in “bad taste.” She says that... (full context)
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...protests, “Helena, don’t bring out the book of rules,” and Helena says that Alison is Jimmy’s wife, and that she has never forgotten her friend’s “right” to him. Alison says that... (full context)
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...that she regrets coming here, and that she didn’t intend to break up Helena and Jimmy. Helena says that she believes that, but that it makes things seem even worse. Alison... (full context)
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Alison says that Helena wrote that she loved Jimmy, and Helena confirms this. Alison says that she couldn’t believe this at first, but then... (full context)
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Helena says that she has discovered “what is wrong with Jimmy…He was born out of his time.” Alison agrees. Helena says that there’s no place for... (full context)
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Helena says that she sees now that it’s “over” between her and Jimmy. Alison’s presence reminds her how wrong the situation is. She says, “he wants one world... (full context)
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...isn’t “logical,” it’s “right.” Offstage, “the trumpet gets louder.” Alison says that Helena shouldn’t leave Jimmy, because he needs her. He wants something specific from women, she says—a “cross between a... (full context)
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The trumpet eventually stops, and Helena calls Jimmy to speak with them. Jimmy asks if Alison is still there, and Helena says that... (full context)
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Alison replies that it was her first loss. Jimmy looks at her, then looks back at Helena. She crosses to him, and says that... (full context)
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Helena says that she’ll get Alison a hotel room. Jimmy says that he always knew that Helena would eventually leave him when the going got... (full context)
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Alison says that she’s sorry, and Jimmy says that she never sent any flowers to Hugh’s mum. She starts to move, but... (full context)
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Jimmy asks if Alison remembers the first night they saw each other. He said that she... (full context)
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...saint. I want to be a lost cause. I want to be corrupt and futile!” Jimmy watches “helplessly.” She says that the “human being inside [her] body” has gone. She had... (full context)
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Jimmy says “with a kind of mocking, tender irony,” that they’ll go be happy in their... (full context)