Modernism in the Old Man the Sea

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Modernism in Earnest Hemingway’s Literature “The Old Man and the Sea”
1. The definition of Modernism 2. The definition of Realism 3. The definition of terms 4. The significance of the study
Chapter one: 1. The theory of Modernism 2.1. Stream of consciousness 2.2. Internal monologue 2. Realism as a literary technique 3.3. Internal realism
Chapter two: 1. the implication of American modernism through the main characters “Santiago” … 2. The implication of stream of consciousness through the main characters … 2.1. the implication of internal monologue through the main characters
3. The relationship between Santiago and Nature
3.1. Earnest’s
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In philosophy, the rationalist, materialist and positivist movements established a primacy of reason and system. Modernism as a literary movement reached its height in Europe between 1900 and the mid1920s.‘Modernist’ literature addressed aesthetic problems similar to those examined in non-literary forms of contemporaneous Modernist art, such as painting. The general thematic concerns of Modernist literature are well-summarized by the sociologist Georg Simmel: “The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life”. The Modernist emphasis on radical individualism can be seen in the many literary manifestos issued by various groups within the movement.

The Explosion of Modernism: 1910-1930:

On the eve of World War I, a growing tension and , unease with the social order, manifested itself in artistic works in every medium which radically simplified or rejected previous practice. These developments began to give a new meaning to what was termed 'Modernism‘: it embraced disruption, rejecting or moving beyond simple Realism in literature and art.
The Great War of 1914-18 marks a fundamental break between the old world and the new. The experience of the war shattered people’s faith in society and its institutions. People were horrified by the effects of war and mechanized society

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