`` The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock `` And James Joyce Writing

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Modernism was a movement which transformed traditions, identities, and beliefs with world-shattering activities such as doubt, experimentation, inquiry, and individualism. It took place between 1900 and 1950, and reached its peak in the 1920s. There are famous authors from the modernism age, like Oscar Wilde who has written "The Importance of Being Earnest", T. S. Eliot with his famous work "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and James Joyce writing "Ulysses.” All three writers disrupt the relationship through their use of themes, language and structure techniques that marked the breakaway in literature from the traditional romanticism that held huge provenance in the Victorian era. All of which have changed the way in which the world accepts change and to recount the unspoken.
The horrors of World War I (1914-19), with its accompanying atrocities and senselessness became the catalyst for the Modernist movement in literature. Modernist authors felt betrayed by the war, believing the institutions in which they were taught to believe had led the civilized world into a bloody conflict. These institutions were no longer as reliable to access the meaning of life, and therefore turned within themselves to discover the answers. Modernism opened many doors which were about experimentation. It unleashed an essence which made it different from other eras; an essence that continues flourishing up to this present day. These occurrences paved the way for change in society, change in…

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