German expressionism was a movement starting before the First World War and reached a peak in 1920, Berlin and ended after 1920s. During this period, Germany who had lost in the First World War, was preparing for the Second World War and along that the grief, agony or anger the people felt built up. Moreover, ever since the loss in the First World War, Germany had been going through economic and political issues which influenced the society to focus more on expressing one’s emotions about the dreadful reality. One of the methods used in this process is film. Film in Germany had especially developed during this period, mostly having a somber mood featuring anti-hero characters along with a sense of paranoia.
Causes of German Fascism? Fascism is refers to a part of [ ]people for benefits, as a group and use various kinds of social contradictions and people 's desire to expand the group that reached a control state, law and military purpose. The social chaos in World War II lead to fascism rise in power.Fascist believe that the country is sacred, they can sacrifice even their lives to defend the glory of the country (such as the samurai hara-kiri) , but this doctrine often incomplete and undemocratic. In the modern history of the world, fascism in Germany had run wild for a brief period, once made human dragged into the abyss of war again. So why is Germany on the fascist road,here are many causes?
Grendel, or Anxiety? In today’s society, we face many monsters that cause us to become fearful and weak when faced with a challenge. In the epic Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel, Grendel is a miserable monster who causes pain upon faultless people, and is motivated by their pain. Today’s monsters may not be actual creatures, but they do cause the same terrifying effects on people, symbolizing evil in our society. Anxiety, like Grendel causes you to feel alone, attacks innocent people, and creates jealousy of others happiness.
The tone of the story is aggressive, insulting and angry because it’s about a king who embarrasses his fools who end up getting him back for that. The reader starts to understand Hop-Frog’s pain after all his embarrassment and start to develop anger since he wouldn’t do anything to stop the king. It happens during the mid-1800s and the mood is frustrating and haunting. The mood is very and scary dark because the story happens in a medieval castle and it mostly focuses on a king and him punishing his jokesters. As they get revenge on the king and kill him, the mood starts becoming very eerie and frightens the readers.
Modernism is considered to be the biggest revolution of the first half of the twentieth century in western literature. This period witnessed some of the most disturbing and frightening events in the history of mankind as the atrocities of the end of the both World Wars caused a severe sense of crisis in the minds of English society. The devastation brought about by World War II changed the personal, social and political life of millions of people all over Europe. Moreover the aftermath of both wars resulted in a sense of severe depression and hopelessness within the British society. This resulted in the loss of faith in human existence and shattered all hopes of a good life.
People in Germany were outraged. They did not believe that they should be treated inhumanely. They thought it was unfair to be responsible for the all stuff. The anger mood accumulated, many uprisings arose continuously. Adolf Hitler seized the opportunity to fix the demand of the public about emergence of a nation.
They have been completely dissolved by the incredible pain they experience. In his novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque uses figurative language, such as apostrophes, personifications and metaphors to convey the theme that war destroys men by causing emotional, physical and psychological pain Apostrophes are used to foreground the pain Paul feels due to the fact that war has caused him severe emotional despair. For Example, as Paul speaks to his mother, he feels an incredible sadness due to the fact that it is no longer acceptable for him to show emotion: “Ah! Mother, Mother! You still think I am child- why can I not put my head in your lap and weep?
A demon’s wings that is colored white is the most frightening of all. He who strongly believes that his ideal is just, right and for the good of the people; but in the eyes of so many people, what he does is inhumane and evil; thus comparable to a demon. Robespierre is someone that describes the earlier statements. He thinks his belief is right but the wrong aspect about this is he clings too much on that belief that he forgets reality. In reality, his contribution is terrorizing the people and tarnishing the values of the government.
The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” mainly describes the war as harsh, depressing, and fierce. This poem expresses suffering by using harsh connotations of descriptive words like drowning, blood-shod, haunting flares, and devil’s sick of sin to create a tormented mood and tone. This author appeals to the audience with pathos by having depressing stories about the struggles of war. This poem uses similes like “Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud” they use these similes to show how bad it is for the soldiers at that time. This poem also rhymes for example “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks” and “Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs” the word sacks and backs both rhyme.
On that note, artists developed a more sensitive and sharper approach to their art work. They started to be more daring in their artistic practices, and wanted to generate anti-war work statements. WW1 was a turning-point, and catalyzed the transformation of the visual arts. The period of late Romanticism, Symbolism and Expression came to an end. The Dada movement, 1st major anti-art movement, appeared, and artists revolted against the prevalent cultures and values, which they believed were the support of the socio-political status quo and the cause of the bloodshed of WWI.