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Intro to Modernism Unit Grade 10

Sheila Esshaki

on 14 April 2016

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Transcript of Modernism

The Six Tenets of Modernism
1) A rejection of traditional themes and subject matter.
instead of love...an inability to commit
breakdown in the communication in relationships
broken relationships and broken lives
breakdown of marriages and community
3) Frequent Themes of impermanence and change.
-nothing lasts-neither human institutions nor human attachments
The six Tenets of Modernist Literature
1.) A rejection of traditional themes and subject matter
instead of love an inability to commit
breakdown in the communication in relationships
broken relationships and broken lives
breakdown of marriages and community
5) The use of symbols and images that suggest meanings rather than statements that explain meanings.

What is a symbol?
"I always try to write on the principle of the iceberg. There is seven-eighths of it under water for every part that shows." -Hemingway
6) The use of stream of consciousness technique to show what is going on both inside and outside the characters.
the often disconnected, but revealing inner thoughts, feelings and dreams of characters are highlighted
shows the mind at work by mimicking the mind's thought process.
ungrammatical construction
snippets in incoherent thought
free association of ideas
4) The use of understatement and irony to reveal important emotions and ideas.
Modernists do not state universal truths directly like the transcendentalists and realists

Emerson directly tells you what you should think:
"whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist"

Add these to your list:

-crumbling traditions
-explosive creative energy
Modernism produced a generation of writers who created new ways of writing to respond to the new post-World War I realities.

Turn to your neighbor and brainstorm 3 things that a society might experience through war.
2) A focus on alienated individuals rather than "heroes" who stood for the values of society.
protagonists are lonely, insecure, and filled with self-doubt
3) Frequent themes of impermanence and change
Nothing lasts
human institutions do not last
human attachments do not last

4) Tne use of understaement and irony to reveal important emotions and ideas.
Modernists did not feel comfortable stating universal truths
Clip Set-Up: The favored son "Buck" in a middle-class family has recently drowned while swimming with his brother. The mother blames her son who survived for Buck's death, but they are unable to communicate about it.
Brainstorm all of the different things/ideas that the following image might symbolize
Practice the stream of consciousness technique. Don't worry about grammar or punctuation or spelling or anything. The writing should read just like your thinking - unbroken and continuous.

Write without stopping for 30 seconds EVERYTHING that comes to your mind.
What do you think this image symbolizes?
What appears to be happening here? The image is the tip of the iceberg. Write 3-4 sentences explaining the scene: who these people are, where they are, what they are doing, how they are feeling, what brought them there, and any other detail you can construct from this very famous image.
Now you try!
Practice understanding how to both convey the tip of the iceberg principle, as well as how to infer meaning from a script.
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