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#6- Marvels of the Modern Era

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Maggie Viox

on 16 December 2014

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Transcript of #6- Marvels of the Modern Era

Modern Era
By Maggie Viox, Elizabeth Williams and Grace Nusekabel
Authors of the Era
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Eveline - James Joyce
Joyce Araby - James Joyce
The Lake Isle of Innisfree - W.B Yeats
Easter, 1916- W.B. Yeats
Dulce et Decorum est - Wilfred Owen
A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London - Dylan Thomas
Author Pictures
Traits of the Era
- Turns away from the idealism of the Romantic Era

- Focuses on social and psychological issues

- Experimental with different literary techniques

- Common theme = alienation from the uncaring world

- Common tone = questioning and cynicism
Time of the Era
From 1900-1945
Took place during the World Wars and a worldwide depression
Ended with World War II
Lasted about 45 years
Writers Beliefs and Historical Facts
Social Darwinism – survival of the fittest
Marxism and Socialism – work is done for all and shared for all, no classes
Communism and Totalitarianism
Psychoanalysis – subconscious controls our actions and desires no control
The Great War – people began to look inward in hopes of learning about human nature
A focus on the depths of the individual spirit
Beliefs opposing human nature and the relationships between the sexes
Shaping Question
"What is my role in an uncertain world where the questions I ask often go unanswered?"
George Orwell
James Joyce
W. B. Yeats
Wilfred Owen
People during the Modern Era questioned society more than in the Victorian Era. They formed a negative outlook on life and wondered about their place in the harsh, uncaring world.
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