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Modernism: late 19th century (pgs. 880-1071)

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Abarna Ganeshan

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Modernism: late 19th century (pgs. 880-1071)
Robert Frost
F. Scott Fitzgerald
William Faulkner
Quotes and quotes and quotes!
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on." -Robert Frost
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost
"Unbeing dead, isn't being alive." -E.E. Cummings
"Life's not a paragraph. And death I think is no parenthesis." -E.E. Cummings
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.” - William Faulkner
Through the author's responses toward the historical events of the era, this literary movement revolved around the escape of reality.

New ideas and exploration refreshed in this new age as a way of reviving the society and generation from the struggles and difficulties faced.
The stories and poems included in this unit covers the struggles that families and the economy faced during and after the World War.
For example, the loss of stability was an issue that took a lot of significance during this time.
The effect of war caused overall family struggle where they didn't have a roof over their heads nor food to survive on.
To escape reality and hardships, people refused to accept life after change.
Historical Context
Modernism arose as a literary and cultural movement after coming into a world that now filled itself with contradictions: disillusion and hope, self-doubt and self-discovery, torn traditions and creative energy.
The movement had planted itself in the late 19th century, making its way into the early 20th, the age of World War II, but also involved post World War I realities.
This began a generation of writers who responded to the realities and challenging times.
What are they known for?
Robert Frost
"Nothing Gold Can Stay"
"Out, out -"
"The Death of the Hired Man"
"Acquainted with the Night"
William Faulkner
"The Sound and The Fury"
"As I lay Dying"
"A Rose for Emily"
Poems by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
Rain Before Dawn
On A Play Seen Twice
City Dusk
We leave to-night
The Staying up all night
Who is...
Robert Frost
had a goal: "a few poems, it will be hard to get rid of"
had a passion for baseball and poetry
poems consisted of mysterious nature and human nature
"write and be poor"
William Faulkner
well-known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American common speech.
even at a young age, Faulkner demonstrated artistic talent
first job was with the Winchester Repeating Arms Company
he also tried to join the US Army Force
F. Scott Fitzgerald
was originally a salesworker
his first story was a detective story in his school paper at age 13
joined the army in 1917 and was second lieutenant
in 1919 Fitzgerald commenced his career as a writer and started writing for a magazine
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