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British Lit Final Research Project

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Khayla Curley

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British Lit Final Research Project
Modernism
Virginia Woolfe
To the Lighthouse
To the lighthouse is a modernist novel, written by Virginia Woolf in 1927, which uses elements taken from Mrs. Woolf’s own life. As modernism establishes, To the lighthouse is a novel where the plot is not as important as the psychological development of the characters and where a principal value is deeply supported. The novel contains as well a deeper exploration into the human mind. It takes its setting in the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the early twentieth century, where the Ramsay’s spend some seasons with their close friends.
Modernism Culture
Collage Reflection
I chose these pictures because their reflection of Modernism in art, fashion, architecture, etc. Modernism was characterized by the tradition and the use of innovative forms of expression that distinguish many styles in the arts and literature of the late nineteenth and the twentieth century. Each photo refers to this period’s interest in new types of paints and other materials, in expressing feelings and ideas, in creating abstractions and fantasies, rather than representing what is real
The Modernist Period in English Literature occupied the years from shortly after the beginning of the twentieth century through roughly 1965. Modernism displays a relatively strong sense of cohesion and similarity across genres and locales. Modernism is with the inner self and consciousness. In contrast to the Romantic world view, the Modernist cares rather little for Nature, Being, or the overarching structures of history. Instead of progress and growth, the Modernist intelligentsia sees decay and a growing alienation of the individual. The machinery of modern society is perceived as impersonal, capitalist, and antagonistic to the artistic impulse.
Woolfe was born into a privileged English household in 1882, while being raised by free-thinking parents. She began writing as a young girl and published her first novel, which was The Voyage Out (1915). She wrote modernist classics including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and Orlando, as well as pioneering feminist works, A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas. Virginia Woolfe suffered from deep depression and committed suicide in 1941, at the age of 59.
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