World War Consequences in The Sun Also Rises Essay

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World War Consequences in The Sun Also Rises
The Modern Literary Period, which began in the 1900s and ended through the 1950s, was greatly influenced by the First World War and The Great Depression that followed it. These events influenced writers’ outlook on things, it filled them with feelings of disillusionment and emptiness which are ultimately reflected on their works. Modern Literature often uses elements that represent the problems of their society during those troubling times.
In Modern Literature, authors tried to steer away from traditional ideas and styles, and mainly tried to focus on bold and experimental styles of writing. Literature in this period had a sense of disillusionment and loss of faith in the American Dream.
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Because of the war, this generation had given up on the idea of hope, and therefore was careless about American values eventually ending up “lost.”
The novels written by writers of this time period give us authentic insight as to what was happening during this time. The literature of this time was mostly a mirror as to what was actually happening and what people were feeling. Some of the major authors were F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway. According to Irving Howe,
“Of all the writers who began to print after the First World War, Hemingway seems best to have captured the tone of human malaise in an era of war and revolution; yet it is noteworthy that, while doing so, he rarely attempted a frontal or sustained representation of life in the United States, for he seems always to have understood that common experience was not within his reach.”
Ernest Hemingway was one of the most influential writers of this period. He was most famous for his writing style, which writers from later times often tried to imitate. He strived to have a direct style of writing, minimizing the flamboyance. John Wain once said that:
“Hemingway… made the one technical advance that could still be recognizable as an advance. He gave the illusion of having purified the method of poetry, as Klee the method of painting, or Pirandello the method of theater. But it

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