Running head: THE THEME OF ANGER IN ‘THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING
THE THEME OF ANGER IN THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI
THE THEME OF ANGER IN ‘THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI.’
The movie is a representation of how in real life anger mostly roots from bitterness
harbored from past events. Anger is a spontaneous act but often as a result of a past issue that an
individual cares about and has not been resolved. For instance, the main character, Mildred, is
angered by the seeming unresponsiveness of the police on the case of her daughter who was
raped and killed a year ago. Dixon is rough and his anger is easy to trigger due to the bitterness
he holds over his father leaving his mother as we are told in Willoughby’s letter to him.
Willoughby’s wife is angry at Mildred due to the bitterness she has over her husband killing
himself. One may hide their frustrations in order to avoid being a bother to others, but in most
instances, these frustrations will pile up and end up manifesting as anger. It is for this reason that
on several occasions, people go out of rage and outbursts over issues that can be termed as being
trivial and sometimes that will wound a relationship forever. A good example is Mildred’s son’s
outburst over his concerns over the Billboard that Mildred erected that keep reminding him of his
sister’s, Angela, death....