Modernism In Literature

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As time passes, there are numerous amounts of different things in the world that changed with time over the years. These things slowly change, and steadily develop for better or worse, whether it’s the technology we use everyday, or how we change our attitude as we get older. Furthermore, the way we communicate with others and our literature will also change. There is a plethora of ideas that develop and emerge, conceived by masters and virtuosos of the pen and paper and wandering wordsmiths thinking outside the box, and all of these various, different ideas slowly bundle up and spread evenly, to shape our society and its literature since the 14th century, up until now. For six centuries, certain, very intelligent individuals has successfully…show more content…
Civilization had enough of its barbaric, medieval, and Victorian ways and sought to put it to an end. In this era, society became more knowledgeable and more literate as literacy rates increased. Philosophers of its time are very notable people such as Karl Marx, the creator of communism, and Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psychoanalysis. A notable example of literature in this era was “To the Lighthouse” (1927) by Virginia Woolf, a novel that goes over each of its characters perspective, and features surrealism, symbolism and excessive usage of description. In the middle of this period, came another notable era, the Beat…show more content…
The earliest form of dystopian is “The Time Machine” by H. G. Wells in 1895, but more recognized ones were George Orwell’s writings such as “1984” (1949) or “Animal Farm” (1945), and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” (1932). The societies portrayed in these books are commonly about letting the government hold all the power and its citizens dehumanized, intimidated, and under constant surveillance. It usually tells a story about a certain individual’s life in a dystopian universe. Most of the writings are satirical towards the government, mainly conservative, right-winged politics. Though this is not a real era, two noteworthy examples are North Korea’s totalitarian political system and the privacy “dystopia” due to the National Security Agency spying and gathering information from people who use the internet in 2014, in which people stated that their methods were “Orwellian”. Even if it may not be a fictitious era, the genre is still used in writing and movies, such as “Divergent” and “The Hunger Games” and even certain video games. Though this may seem imaginary, there may be a time when a certain country becomes fully dystopian in the

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