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Victorian Era Shift to Modernism
Transcript of Victorian Era Shift to Modernism
from Victorian to Modern By: Claire Olsen
& Deepak Krishnappa An Introduction... The closing decades of the Victorian Era
is commonly referred to as the
fin de siecle - which is a French term
meaning "the end of an age". The "age" that the French phrase is referring to are the closing decades of the 19th century when England transitioned from Victorianism into the twentieth century Modernism. The 1880's and 1890's marked the beginning of Victorian society taking notice of the sharp distinction between the conservative rules of Victorianism and ... ... the new world marked by post-Darwinism, science, and social injustice. The major issue:
conservative conventions of the Victorian social code
the stark reality of social, cultural, and economic everyday life in England and the rest of the world Disillusionment about how constricting the Victorian social code was led to rampant escapism throughout the Victorian society Due to the widespread social unrest, the closing decades of the 19th century saw a turn towards new artistic styles, modern attitudes, and shifting gender notions. Artistic and literary movements known as Aestheticism and Decadence helped smooth the transition from Victorian to Modern Modernism in this context does not mean what we think of as "modern" in our current society but the transition did mark the beginning of changing social and economic standards and ways of thought that have all helped lead to life as we know it today.