The Importance Of Skepticism And Modernism

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During the development from the age of enlightenment to the 20th century, how can skepticism be the result of the modernist literary movement?/ How the progress of logic and reasoning in skepticism influences literature to challenge accuracy human consciousness and awareness of self in society./Why is Skepticism thinking and Modernism important? (re-edit to fit title)Modernism itself is argued by scholars that the movement has started from the beginning of the age of enlightenment. Skepticism therefore contributes to the hypothesis of the modernist movement applies to many areas concerning political revolution, scientific innovation as well as the change of literature published by revolutionary thinkers. Combining Skepticism thinking, which…show more content…
During this period, freedom of feelings and creativity. This may have lead to Extreme Skepticism to occur after all the writings infused with strong feelings. Sigmund Freud's book Civilisation and its Discontents prove that his writings make him one of the founders of Modernism. The theme of “Conscience and the Super-Ego” (Gradesaver, Civilisation and its Discontents) plays out in the book as a form of Skepticism. He argues that the Super-Ego is responsible for the “discontents” that human beings experience in civilisation as “The super-ego often puts severe demands on the individual that he cannot realistically met, causing great unhappiness.” (Gradesaver, Civilisation and its Discontents). When he outlines the contrast between “savage” and “civilised” beings in the book, it is clear that he is arguing human beings are unhappy because they have to reach “expectations” of society. Skepticism of the demands of society to follow the “restrictions” to human pleasure becomes a concept of questioning the demand that society puts on individuals which can be a similar comparison to the description of the political party in the modernist novel 1984 written by George Orwell. The limits that Winston, the main character who is in doubt of the government that influences the party members of the governmental leader Big Brother, finds himself miserable and psychologically tortured because his own thoughts of freedom have been limited by “thought crime” which is a law passed by Big Brother that restricts minor party members to even think about defying the
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