Although he supported the idea of people rising up against tyranny, the violence that characterized the French Revolution troubled him. In the preface to his novel he says “to add something to the popular and picturesque means understanding that terrible time”. The story is set in London, Paris and the French countryside at the time of French Revolution. The book is sympathetic to the overthrow of the French aristocracy but highly critical of the reign of terror that followed. The whole book is dominated by the guillotine-tumbrels thundering to and fro and the bloody knives.
World War One World War I began in 1914 and lasted until 1918, after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Wilfred Owen was one of the young men who decided to enlist, choosing to fight the fight for England. Through his experience on the battlefield he wrote the poem Dulce Et Decorum Est, as a piece to show people that there is no glory in war; only destruction, decay, and death. Despite the poem appearing to have a simple structure, it is revealed to be much more complex. Dulce Et Decorum Est appears to follow the iambic pentameter poem construction style, but that is ultimately not the case.
Was in the 1700s a removed glass painting from the Middle Ages, which was replaced with plain glass. During the Revolution of 1789 was Notre Dame looted, and statues were destroyed, the revolutionary government banned Christianity, and the Cathedral and many other churches were used as storage. Napoleon. 1. reintroduced Christianity, and December 2, 1804 he crowned himself emperor in Notre Dame, where the Pope attended the ceremony. In 1841 it was decided to restore Notre Dame, including as a result of the author Victor Hugo had made a campaign that His book "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" had also given a lot of attention around the Cathedral.
It was Joseph Conrad—the Pole, the outsider—who battered down the old walls. He set the clock on the time bomb of the twentieth-century revolution in the novel. His first blast leveled the old house of nineteenth-century fiction. His second ripped asunder the imperial house of modern fiction: Rudyard Kipling’s monument to the empire. Kipling’s walls hide the truth of imperialism.
In this novel “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, Robert Louis Stevenson has used both character and setting to illustrate the theme duality very successfully. He chose the setting in the late ninetieth centuries during the Victorian Time in London. His main message throughout the novel is everyone that we know all have it own dark side and desire to do something evil to other people. Furthermore, his wider message is the struggle of human between good and evil, religion versus science and will the duality still happen within this modern time now. The duality of characters and setting is developed along with the story and characters.
Literature is the reflection of society. What our society is and what we are gets reflected through our literature. This paper deals with the impact of the Great War in T.S.Eliot’s masterpiece The Wasteland. An attempt has been made to unravel the changes that penetrated into the lives of modern civilization, because of the Great War, through this piece of literature.The Wasteland stands as an excellent example of the disillusionment and spiritual bankruptcy of the modern era especially after the world plunged into a devastating war that resulted into millions of deaths. Key Words: Great War, disillusionment, dehumanization.
A Tale of Two Times Charles Dickens’ writing of the Tale of Two Cities is a reflection of the torment of his own life. The writing of A Tale of Two Cities is historically accurate. Dickens writes about a lengthy time span leading up to the French Revolution. As you read the book you come to see Charles’ personal struggles having great impact in his writing. There are instances throughout the novel that are comparable to Charles’ own experiences, such as one of the characters was put in debtors’ prison just like Dickens’ own father.
Fifteen years after the end of World War II, the influence of Albert Camus was one of the foremost creative, philosophical, and principled foundations of power and course. Camus suggested rational yet enthusiastic confirmation of self-respect in the confrontation of an “absurd” world, this absurdity being made apparent to all by the Nazi aversions. Camus relays the tale of The Plague through different characters. As a city under quarantine one assumes would look like, the characters battle with various problems and expose their character’s nature using their thoughts and activities. The narrative is recited by Dr. Bernard R. Rieux, who delays till practically the end of the story to distinguish himself, in an objective, almost documentary form.
In the story “By the Waters of Babylon” the author revolves around the destruction of human civilization caused by World War II. Stephen Benet shows you the possible threats and dangers of war destruction, which comes to the theme of the story: the outcome and dangers of war. The readers learn in the story that this is long after human inhabitation and humans could be considered as “Gods” during this point in time. Whilst John (the main character of the story) is going east, where he is forbidden to go he enters a place, long ridden of the gods, which we know as New York City. It shows that even one of the largest and brightest cities known to man has also turned to rubble and fragments of buildings.
Shoyam Rishikesh Assignment MA (final) English 29th October 2014 The modernist perspective is shaped by the catastrophe of the First World War. The redemption that romantics hope is absent in modernists. While romantics are seekers, modernists are not happy people. The new ways of narrative that modernists attempt stems from the longing and desire for something new. Modernist literature destabilises the reader.