He supported the free verse and skillfully practiced the techniques of collage and allusion. Pound placed a value on novelty and experimentation that helps define what we see as the avant-garde today (Lewis and Domestico). Pound had the most contentious career of any twentieth-century poet, and his overall place in American literature is more controversial than that of any other modernist. As a poet, a critic, and a promoter of other writers, Pound was crucial to the growth of modernist poetry. T. S. Eliot, in dedicating his poem The Waste Land to Pound, called him “the better craftsman” (“il miglior
Using symbolism adds to the depth and understanding of the story, it helps you “read inbetween the lines” and develop a better understanding of the story overall. In the story there were many symbols that were used, a good one is the character, Harrison Bergeron. Harrison was George and Hazel’s son, but he was different, and wanted the world to change. He is a symbol that represents a spark of defiance and individuality that exists in some people today. Harrison is an exaggerated character, who hungers for power, and this is evident when he storms into the T.V studio and crowns himself emperor.
During the progressive era there were many things being fought for and some completed. The government starts working with the people rather than against. We grew both economically and culturally. These periods push the United States to be bigger and better. Over a long-time period and several events, the United States is changing.
Throughout the history of the United States of America, our society has played a major role in what our country has become. War, technology, and economics have changed American society for the better. One of the first impacts to American society was the introduction to railroads and big business. This allotted more jobs for American and immigrant workers. This also created the Second Industrial Revolution, which created interconnected transport and communication networks.
Throughout this time period American literature shifts from American foundation into American development. Following the Revolutionary War, America saw a huge population increase; migration westward; and many technological advances. These events thus initiate the Romantic Era. Within this era society held the values of individual importance; close association with nature; and humanism. In the romanticism poem The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls the reader can obtain a glimpse of these nature focused beliefs.
The literature of America has undergone radical change since it’s beginnings with the puritan tradition. This rapid development has essentially been driven by a “desire” for a new literary “expression of American identity” and “artistic independence” from Europe, which was the center of world power and culture in the nineteenth century . In 1837, Emerson demanded that an end be put to America’s dependence on and “long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands” and encouraged his contemporaries to think with their own minds . In order to truly understand the spirit of a nation, one must look to its artists writers and philosopher, especially those of reputation and influence within the nation itself . The works of Walt Whitman and Louisa May Alcott were heavily influenced by the changing atmosphere of the nineteenth century with its new emphasis on self and society .
Correlation between industrialization and immigration, along with innovation and natural resources, lead to growth in wealth and manufacturing in America at a rapid pace. This correlation lead to the expansion of highways and railways that furthered expansion west along with strides in public education and social reform (Carpenter 30). Due to mass immigration and industrialization, major changes were required in the organization of the economy and the structure of employment (creating the position of middle management, for example). Moving goods from plants to consumers also required an expansion in transportation and a supportive institutional structure for the expansion of business, and an increasingly urban society. A governmental bureaucracy was needed to build roads, manage cities, and to educate the population for employment in factories and
The Renaissance movement was the bridge because it was the beginning of individual thought, and appreciation of literature and the arts. People began to think for themselves, people started to come up with many great ideas, rebirth, and cultural expansion. In this time period with your enemies your suppose to be tough and with others be cool, and everyone needed to be good at writing, latin and greek, poetry, speaking and history. As it says in (Document 1). The ideas that have given civilization the drive to rise from a period where the fallow of social, cultural, economical regression.
Ideas are powerful. Their continuous use has often pushed people to go further - to assess themselves time and time again. Not all ideas succeed, but the ones that do leave a lasting impact on people and challenge established ones to the very core. The Enlightenment was defined by intellectuals who reevaluated existing ideas of rule government and society in a movement that would impact the western world. Western government and society was influenced by the Enlightenment, a movement where intellectuals developed ideas that challenged and reevaluated established ones.
With the beginning of the 20th century, great changes arrived in all spheres of human activity due to the growing needs of the society. Like everything else, literature had to offer new literary frames that will meet the requirements of the readership. One of the pioneers that had the courage to try something different, unique and unusual was the American novelist Francis Scott Fitzgerald who became a cultural icon because of his success to embody the era he lived in inside of his works. Through the analysis of some key symbols in ‘The Great Gatsby’ we will see how for example colors do not always have positive connotations or how some elements, minor and irrelevant to the one group of characters, have great importance to the other. The symbolism