Then, Camden was a growing commercial town across the river from Philadelphia. In 1873 he went to Camden to be with his mother, who was dying. His mother died on May 23. Her death deeply affected the poet; he called it “the great dark cloud of my life” (Oliver 21). In January 1873, he “suffered a stroke that paralyzed the left side of his body and forced him eventually to give up his clerkship at the Attorney General’s office” (Eiselein 22).
He is mainly focused in the relationship between Stellas sister, Blanche and the environment of the raffish charm city, New Orleans. In the beginning of the play, Blanche and New Orleans are anticipated as totally incongruous together. The reason why this controversy is created between Stellas sister and New Orleans, is that Blanche comes from Belle Reve, a completely different city, and she is not used to the life in the place where Stella has settled down, as she is described as a highbrow person, from an elevated social class who is well refined and very delicate. Her character is also noticed from the fluffy bodice clothes and the white gloves that she is wearing, as well as the cultural language that Blanche uses to communicate with the others. On the other hand, New Orleans is a small city, with old white painted houses with rickety stairs, with an atmosphere of decay, full of bars where the loud disturbing sound of the tinny piano is heard, and people that behave differently from what Blanche expected.
With the changing of culture in America between the two World Wars, many writers attempted to grasp the traditions of the past as well as embrace the future; and this is otherwise known as high modernism. Writers such as T. S. Eliot, embraced science and technology at first, but then experienced remorse over the loss of past traditions. What is more, Eliot, through his many poems reshaped the technique of poetry by breaking from tradition and embracing free from. In fact, Eliot’s aim was to impact other poets rather than the world itself. Overall, modernists at the time did not believe that time sequence or current political-social structures reflected reality, so instead they freely highlighted discontinuity and fragmentation to present reality.
To compare, Faulkner shares a slice of evidence as to why Emily has an uncontrollable obsession for the dead, “After her father 's death she went out very little; after her sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at all.” (Faulkner) Given these points, her father becomes arrogant and isolates her from society, or anyone who is willing to take Miss Emily from him. When her father, the only man in the world who has loved her,
Romanticism was "Partly as a reaction against the blatant materialism of that decade, partly as a general disillusionment over the war and former ideals, partly as a result of the growing complexity of modern life, Americans began turning away from physical orientation to become more introspective. As this happened the American mind, for the
The writers made a distinctive between the classics and moderns. The goal of creating modern art was a major concern until the end of the nineteenth century. The new emerging culture would undermine tradition and authority in the hopes of transforming a contemporary society. Modernism was closely related to the idea of the Avant-Garde. It’s a term applied to the artists who are engaged in introducing original and experimental ideas, playing with the forms and techniques to lead its significance in the society and gradually become widely accepted.
A streetcar named desire was written by Tennessee Williams in 1947, in purpose to show the “declining of the upper class and the domination of the bourgeois middle class in the U.S.A. where the south agriculture class could not compete with the industrialization.” Blanche Dubois the protagonist of our story, a southern beauty that is trapped by the restrictive laws of her society. But she broke them, and eventually put herself in a state, where she had no job and no house. So she had to go to her sister, Stella and live with her and her sister’s husband, Stanley. While staying there, she created a façade for her to hide her flaws and kept acting as a lady, where she is anything but that.
Lan told Kien, “‘What a cruel time… and so very long. The war swept away so many people’” (52). When she says this she feels her own pain, but also pain for others. She knows that there are women like her that are grieving for the loss of loved ones because of war. Throughout the war Lan lost many people and she tells Kien that he is the only one to come back.
The mind is a powerful tool and it is up to one to learn from those in the past in order to help the future. William Shakespeare is one of the few writers that are still relevant and prominent in modern literature. His creation of new words and phrases are still used today and it is inevitable to quote one of his famous works. The articles “How Shakespeare influences the way we speak now” by Hephzibah Anderson, Octane’s “William Shakespeare's Impact on Theater”, and Sara Krulwich’s “How Outrage Built of a Shakespearean Depiction of Trump” portray the vibrant presence that Shakespeare still has in the modern day. Additionally, the excerpt from a graphic novel in Source D demonstrates the persistent influence Shakespeare has on creating consistent
Chapter Four Conclusion Late nineteenth century was a hard time for the USA. The social, political, ideological, and cultural setting of the country was undergoing radical changes. heretofore and natural selection summoned into question established views concerning human origin (theories in which Kate Chopin had more than a passing interest); urbanization and reconditioning of the country following the Civil War posed before people new and different challenges; and, perhaps most prominently, the women's rights movement had been accumulating force and tempo since 1861, when the first woman's rights seminar was held in Seneca Fall, New York. The feature of the late period of nineteenth century was well-known of being hard for the USA. The country's