Anger in literature is characterized by social class conflict and witnessed many of the revolutionary movements against society. It also characterized by the struggle against the establishment, values, conventions and authority. Moreover, it focused on the man who is trapped in an antagonistic universe without any chance of happiness and hope for the future. Anger in literature focused on many themes such as: the theme of social critic against middle-class values, theme of violence, damage, rage, hatred and frustration. The protagonists were mostly of the working-class or of lower middle-class origin; who view society with contempt and ironic humor and may have conflict with authority.
Mark Twain, author of Huckleberry Finn, clearly states, “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured” (“Mark Twain Quotes”). By Twain’s words, anger and arguments are acids that have the ability to harm others. Personally, I have seen arguments filled with frustration and anger toward others. However, that acidic anger in them never reached its target or gained any ground. With my experience, I believe that anger and arguing achieves nothing.
Anger is a common characteristic for the human race. Whether it be over something fixable or not, anger can destroy a person. We see this in the legends of the protagonist in the Aeneid by Virgil and the Eumenides. The fury of Aeneas in the Aeneid differs slightly from that of the Furies from the Eumenides. In the two different accounts, they both released their anger with violence against the intruder.
Thesis statement The research studies Anger in Caryl Churchill 's Vinegar Tom, stressing the themes of gender and the repression of women by patriarch standards through employing the techniques of alienation, satire, and irony. Outline I Anger in Literature 1-Definitions: a- According to Seneca, anger is a type of insanity that devastates the capability to think, and consequently it hits our universe immediately. b- For Rene Descartes, anger is a kind of hatred and hatred is the opposite of passion and arises in man when he believes a thing or a matter to be ill or hurtful. c-To modern psychologists, anger is essential, and it is a matter that has effective importance for existence. 2-Origins: a-The old Greek tragedies have emerged and become known in ancient Greece 700 BC.
Conclusion Anger is a revolutionary emotional response that arises in everyday conversations on account of the divergent opinions and contrasting point of views. It is a broad term that is applied to both psychology and literature. In regard to anger in literature, it encompasses the same sensibility coupled with a bit literary or rather theatrical phenomena. These phenomena turn the play or the piece of art into a popular work grasped by the ordinary person. In general, the literary works are featured by objections, dissatisfaction, opposition, and criticism.
‘’Anger is like flowing water, there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow, anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your water to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human’’ (Joy Bell 7). Anger has been defined in many different ways and from many different people either literary or psychological, as Linda M. Grasso assure that anger is the feeling which lead to the freedom, through anger people gain strength, anger changes from the very internal emotion to the main potential for changing and shaping the new destiny which apply on every single character in drama in which it becomes the only way for liberation (Grasso 11, 12). While
Anger is an emotional response to an anticipated injustice. Humans and other animals share this response. For example, if one tries to take away a piece of meat from a bear, the bear will respond by growling, shrilling, and even hitting the person. Many species of animals respond destructively when other animals amble into their notable territory. In a very real sense, these animals’ destruction is a response to what they identify as “injustices” (Mueller 78).
In the Aristotelean treatise known as Rhetoric, Aristotle asserts that feelings of anger or passion "are due all acts of revenge...no one grows angry with a person on whom there is no prospect of taking vengeance" (Aristotle 15). This in itself is significant; it suggests that the very idea of one gaining recompense for a personal injustice has continued to remain a viable route to justice, regardless of any one time period in human history. Interestingly, the theme of retribution goes back as far as Hammurabi's Code around 1750 BC, or even to the Biblical myth of Cain and Abel. Therefore, one must raise of why revenge continues to have a leading presence in the social and artistic aspects of both the ancient and contemporary times. In fact,