Cultural And Political Changes In American Literature In The 40's

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Since 1945, the United Staes has gone under serval cultural and political changes. These changes has helped our nation grow, adapt, and develop into the strongest country in the world. Several of these changes include civil rights, women rights, and also political changes such as the various types of republicans and democrats that have sprout up since the 40's. American literature is one of if not the biggest influence for these changes. Since television was still developing and the Internet wasn't even a dream yet, literature is what connected everybody and what helped people change America for the better. American literature also developed quickly and heavily during this time era. The fact that United States has a diverse population many…show more content…
For example, during Arthur Miller's drama novel, Death of a Salesman, Willy says, “ Bill Loman is lost. In the greatest country in the world a young man with such - personal attractiveness, gets lost. And such a ward worker. There's one thing about Bill - he's not lazy" (Miller 11). This statement shows that Bill may be a hard worker and is following his dreams but sometimes dreams and reality don't come together. This corresponds with the cultural change America goes under during the time period, again it shows that some aren't destined to meet their dreams, though we all have a chance. Other examples of culture change can be found in the short story, Defender of the Faith. One such example comes from a conversation between Sergeant Marx and his trainee about their Jewish beliefs. Sergeant Marx says, “Some things are more important to some Jews than other things to other Jews" (Roth 13). During our country's search for its identity, this quote shows people just because someone takes something more seriously or believes in something different doesn't mean they shouldn't be treated
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