The Importance Of Modernism In Literature

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Modernism is the character or quality of thought, expression, or technique. It is, according to (yourdictionary.com), “the creative work or genre of art and literature that breaks from the classical mold or that is considered cutting edge.” It was evolved through the idea that traditional forms of art and literature were far outdated for the modern and evolving world. A central aspect to Modernism lies in the expression in and focuses with the inner self and consciousness. According to (inside modernism 104), “Modernism devalues the realist premises of an external universe conceived as independent of human perception and supplants with the primacy of observation or measurement.” However, not only is Modernism seen solely in art and literature, …show more content…
The concept of freedom became central to the vision of the new society. Through truth and freedom, the world became a better place.”(Witcombe)

The technique in modernism is quite difficult. James Joyce, a major modernist writer who wrote “Ulysses” stated modernism as “a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and a significance to the immense panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary history (…) instead of narrative method, we may now use the mythical method. It is, I seriously believe a step towards making the modern world possible for art.”
Is This Modernism? Modernism, simply put, is the character or quality of thought, expression, or technique that has, over time, broken away from the traditional spectrum. Inception relays many modernist ideas and can be labeled as a modernist piece. Firstly, one of the biggest components of such lies in the idea that the movie is a representation of psychological reality, and time is as an interior concept. “Inception’s tendency towards genetic cross reference and intersexuality creates a relationship with the audience by both playing with and complementing their knowledge of the film.” Inception’s plot is one of dangerous art of extraction, and stealing secrets from the deep subconscious during the dream state of other people. The main characters must use extreme technique, think about how they want to create
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The construction of reality is in the eye of the beholder, thus there is no way to fully define what is considered ‘true’ reality. The idea of a singular reality existing is impossible when relational to modernism, as it has to do with the perceptions of such, rather than the factual sense of reality. Rather, it has to do with what people think and interpret, lending to the idea of the expression aspect of modernism. Imagination and dreams can cheat architecture as in Inception; Modernism can do the same. It is part of expression: as stated above, the main characters had the opportunity to take something so singularly simple, and bend it to change it with memories to make it more understandable for them, while more difficult for others to understand. As aforementioned, everything was based on their expression, how they wanted to look at it, and what they thought would be the perfect situation or

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