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It seems that this person has a condition of some kind which gives him the compulsive urge to channel his anger through violence. ‘I’ is repeated throughout the poem to show the characters egotism, also ‘Signing on’ shows that this character feels that they should be giving out autographs. Duffy may intend to show that the fact that this person is unemployed is putting them under stress which in turn leads ... ... middle of paper ... ...first sonnes’s attitude is sad, this is a time in their life where they are feeling at their worst as they have been grieving the recent death of a child close to their heart. They feel that they will never again emotionally attach themselves anything ever again as they feel that this will only result in them feeling the same heartache. The message that ‘The laboratory’, ‘Havisham’, ‘Stealing’ and ‘Education for leisure’ are trying to put across is a message of hatred, resentment and violence these people lack the basic emotions that make human beings sane therefore putting them in a class of insanity.