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Transcript of The Moderns
Journalism Types of Literature Major Authors Characteristics of Era John Steinback
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ernest Hemingway The Grapes of Wrath
The Weary Blues
The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald Primary Works focus of writing/ Topics Focus of Writing "The Lost Generation"
Provided radical breaks with the conservative and traditional values of realism
rejection of the ideal hero hero in favor of a realistically flawed hero Themes Stream of Consciousness
inner workings of the human mind
Emphasis on Impressionism
Allusions Women's Suffrage
18th and 20th Amendments
World War I
World War II Era Legacy Woodrow Wilson became president
U. S. entered World War I
Women's voting rights
1st radio and television commercial broadcast aired in the U.S
Social Security Acts Symbolism and Imagination
Spirit of Jazz Age
Personal and Societal Damage of the Great Depression
Novels, play and a resurgence of poetry
Writers depict survival of the fittest (Darwin) and 20th Century technological changes. An Age of Criticism Jazz Age
women: more feminine
Increased Death Rates Great Depression
disappointment and lost faith in the American Dream
rejection of traditional theme
WWI and WWII (scared, pride)
Rejected traditional ways
Attack on the notions of hierarchy/class/race