Modernist Novel

  • Modernism In The Great Gatsby Essay

    The Great Gatsby, in my opinion is very modern in style due to the assortment of different techniques used by F. Scott Fitzgerald throughout the novel, in order to keep up with the trend of 20th century modern literature. Through the critical analysis of techniques used such as symbols, ideas, narration and characters we can explore in-depth to what extent that The Great Gatsby can be deemed as ‘modern’ in style. During the modernist period in the 1920’s, when The Great Gatsby was written, modernism was at its peak. Fitzgerald was majorly influenced by these new diversions from the mainstream Victorian style of writing. As seen in The Great Gatsby there are a number of new variations that arise as part of the modernist period such as the 1st…

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  • Indian Camp And The Great Gatsby Analysis

    generation”. Indian Camp is a short story written by Ernest Hemingway in 1924. The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. Both stories institute a post-war society’s pain and suffering as they were written a handful of years after the ending of World War 1. The Great Gatsby is a novel portrayed through the eyes of Nick who follows a man known as Jay Gatsby, and his persona as “The Great Gatsby”. Indian Camp is a short story through the eyes of a child witnessing a birth.…

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  • Langston Hughes And Richard Brautigan's Influence On American Society

    movements of modernism and postmodernism had a major influence on American culture and society. This is evident in the modernist painting of Alfred Henry Maurer, as well as in the postmodernist art of Norman Rockwell. The poetry of Langston Hughes during the modernist era during the early twentieth century also had a major impact on American Culture through the revival of art in the Harlem Renaissance. Likewise, Richard Brautigan’s postmodernist approach to poetry was significant as well.…

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  • Intertextuality In Postmodern Literature

    differences between both eras (Agawu-Kakraba 3). However, Meryem describes Modernist literature patterns as completely different and is far from the use of “Intertextuality”. Meryem claims that, “Modernism displays a relatively strong sense of cohesion and similarities across genres” (Modernism and Modernist Literature). Modernists chose a different path then realist, therefore, instead of using intertextuality modernists believe that each work of art and literature is unique to itself and thus…

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  • Theme Of Modernism In The Great Gatsby

    Modernist writing is heavily influenced by the process of industrialization and the implications it had on the traditional lives of Americans. Modernism is therefore, a rejection of tradition and a hostile attitude towards the past. The combination of the 19th amendment and new attitudes towards the expressive arts, the modernists used personal narrations and abstract characters to express their own ideological views and personal struggles. Moreover, the characteristics of modernist narratives…

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  • Great Gatsby Modernism Analysis

    the United States had one goal, which was to find work to become self-sufficient. This goal was the basis for many generations until the the 1920s. In the 20’s the American attitude changed to concerning themselves with worldly goods and living in the moment. This adjustment was due to the tremendous number of deaths that occurred in WWI. F. Scott Fitzgerald epitomizes this attitude in the novel, The Great Gatsby. Some believe that The Great Gatsby is not a Modernist novel; however, it…

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  • Analysis Of Mary Lou Emery's Modernist Crosscurrents

    In Mary Lou Emery’s Modernist Crosscurrents, Emery criticizes the outsider status of Jean Rhys. An outsider as female in a male-dominant literary world, as a West Indian writer, and as a European modernist. In demonstrating the intersecting importance of cultural history and literary history, Emery takes two approaches. In her first approach, she considers the European approach of the “self’ and the “masquerade or character” In her second approach, Emery considers the uncertainty of cultural…

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  • Great Gatsby Modernism Essay

    “By Modernism I mean the positive rejection of the past and the blind belief in the process of change, in novelty for its own sake, in the idea that progress through time equates with cultural progress; in the cult of individuality, originality and self-expression”, a remark from Dan Cruickshank, which holds true in the novel The Great Gatsby. Modernism is “marked by a strong and intentional break with tradition,” by the consumption of alcohol, women dancing alone and listening to Jazz music.…

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  • Conlon Nancarrow And Post-Modernism In The 20th Century

    Many time periods have been affected by other time periods preceding them. Whether it be in politics or art we can see certain aspects of the previous period in the next period of time. This is very evident in art forms. In many art forms, artists (whether they be authors, painters, or composers) are influenced by other artists before their time. This is the case for many post-modernist artists, for they are sometimes influenced by the era of art before them, the modernists. The era of modernism…

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  • Thomas Stearns Eliot: The Characteristics Of Modernism In English Literature

    twentieth century, the Modernist period in English literature took an instinctive turn against the Victorian art and culture (Rahn). Gone was the Romantic period that focused on nature and being. Modernist began to write about the inner self and consciousness. Those who felt the traditional ways were ending believed that their forms of art, literature, and daily life were becoming outdated in an era of an emerging…

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