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Friday, August 2, 2013

PPT On Modernism


Modernism Presentation Transcript:

2.The horrors of World War I (1914-18), which wiped out a generation of young men in Europe and catapulted Russia into a catastrophic revolution, became the catalyst for the Modernist movement in literature and art. Modernist authors felt betrayed by the war, believing the institutions in which they were taught to believe had led the civilized world into a bloody, senseless conflict. They no longer considered these institutions as reliable means to define the meaning of life, and therefore turned within themselves to discover the answers.

3.The following are characteristics of Modernism:

4.Marked by a strong and intentional break with tradition.
This break includes a strong reaction against established religious, political, and social views.  The feeling that our culture has no center, no values.

5.Belief that the world is created     in the act of perceiving it
That  is to say that the world
    is what we say it is.  Meaning
    comes from an individual’s
    perspective and is thus

6.There is no such thing as absolute truth. All things are relative.
There are ultimately no moral absolutes, no
authority for deciding if an action is positive or
negative, right or
wrong. This view leads
to “situational ethics,”
the belief that what is
right or wrong is
relative to the situation.

7.No connection with history or institutions.
The authors’ experience is that of alienation, loss, and despair.

8.Championship of the individual and celebration of inner strength

9.Life is unordered.

10.Concerned with the sub-conscious.

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