Cultural Exodus: A Cause And Effect Phenomenon

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Cultural Exodus: A Cause and Effect Phenomenon
In history, through careful observation one can find certain ideas or events that have a cause and effect correlation with each other. In one scenario, someone’s death can set into motion a chain of events that will eventually create a world war; such is the case of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria causing World War I. Or, in another scenario, a life being spared in that world war can eventually lead to another world war; in this case, a wounded Adolf Hitler was spared by a british soldier in World War I, and later became the fascist dictator of Germany and started World War II. However distant they are, these types of relationships can be easy to find, given sufficient
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Cultural Exodus can be defined as the tendency for one group or movement to have beliefs or values that sharply contrast with those of the group or movement preceding it; as a result of events caused by those beliefs or values. The examples above were an array of cause and effect relationships leading to one outcome. This has been dubbed the “Butterfly Effect.” Although it is a similar concept, this cultural exodus is not merely an example of the “Butterfly Effect” in action, but specifically it is a more general version of this effect as it applies to society and …show more content…
The industrial revolution helped further the growth of society by making larger populations more sustainable. This patriotism and growth would leave the U.S. power hungry, and breed the imperialist attitudes which would lead us into the power grab that became the First World War. After the war, many were left with resentment toward the Romanticist attitudes that led to our involvement in the war; and began to express a simplistic view of the world through art and literature. Realism followed the lives of the everyday worker, with writers like John Steinbeck writing stories of workers just trying to get by in the new American struggle: the Great Depression. Realism traditionally served the interests and aspirations of an insurgent middle class (WSU); so literature of the period featured non-sensationalized plots, an absence of moral judgement to promote objectivity, and simple diction that the layman could easily understand. Some would call this period boring or uninspired, but it also featured works of fiction with realistic themes, with writers like Twain and Steinbeck finding the right balance between realistic and

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