Saturday Night And Sunday Morning Analysis

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The film Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) directed by Karel Reisz and written by Alan Sillitoe depicts the life of Arthur Seaton. He is a working-class young man who tries to escape his life by going to pubs and having an affair with a married woman, Brenda. She eventually becomes impregnated by Seaton which brings up all his lies to light. Alan Sillitoe published the during post World War II (1958) thus impacting his view on social class. During the 1950s Sillitoe and other authors created the Angry Young Men narration. Maria Hrnova describes the Angry Young Men as "dissatisfaction with the contemporary social situation, which was still highly unfavorable to working classes". Harnova continues by describing Angry Young Men as people that want to rebel against the class system (“The Nature of the Revolt of The Angry Young Men”, page 21).…show more content…
But before finding out about Brenda’s pregnancy he meets a girl named Doreen. She represents the monotone working-class he was trying to escape, but without realizing it he gets entangled with her, thus affecting his attitude towards Brenda’s pregnancy. As Brenda confesses her pregnancy, he asks her, " How you know it 's mine?" without realizing, he is trying to escape the trouble he has created to avoid the monotone working-class life. They then decide to abort the child which fails. He literally tries to get rid of his lies and his Angry Young Man actions, so he can move on with his life, but it becomes too late to do so. Once he realizes he cannot get rid of his actions he accepts his rebellion once again and tries escaping with Brenda, but Brenda’s husband’s brother and friend are the reality that literally beat him up. He becomes aware that he cannot escape his lies and that marrying Doreen is the most realistic option he has towards some type of happiness, subsequently having to leave Brenda and his child to live the same life as his
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