Modernism In English Literature Essay

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2.1. Impact of Modernism on English Literature
English (2010) stated that the term modernism alludes to the radical movement aesthetic tasteful and social sensibilities obvious in the craftsmanship and literature of the post-World War 1 period. The ordered, stable, and innately important world perspective of the 19th century proved unable as it is composed by Snapper (2009) that accord with the tremendous scene of uselessness and insurgency which is contemporary history. Modernism along these lines denotes a particular break with Victorian middle class ethical quality; dismissing 19th-century good optimism, they displayed a significantly critical photo of a society in chaos. This despondency frequently brings about an evident unresponsiveness and moral relativism.
In literature, the development is connected with the works of (among others) Eliot, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, H.D., Franz Kafka, Knut Hamsun, Henry James, Katherine Mansfield, and others. In their endeavour to
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2.3. Henry James and His writing Technique
In reading James, we are constantly aware of the workings of language and of the obliquity of its references. The beast is something that psychologically connects May and Marcher because in keeping the secret of the beast between May and Marcher, it leaves no room in the narrative for external intrusions (Gard, 2013).
The ambiguity and anticipation of the beast that consumes the narrative is a representation of Marcher’s manifesting repression that has been caused by the normalisation of heteronormative values in Victorian society.
As Hannah (2007) suggests ‘psychotherapy deals with human beings in conflict with themselves and each other.’ Marcher is clearly is conflict with himself and by understanding Freudian notions of repression and the ways the id, ego and super-ego work, they are able to view and thus understand the story, which is a literary representation of Marcher’s psychical
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