The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Modernism is a philosophical movement that came along with cultural trends and changes. It is an international movement in European and American art, literature, and culture. It started from wide scale and far reaching transformations in Western society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. World War 1 is often seen as a starting event of Modernism. The devastation of Western Civilization in the great war accelerated and strengthened Modernist thinking.

Modernism was the most influential literary movement in England and America during the first half of the twentieth century. It had works such as The Waste Land(1922), by T. S. Eliot, Ulysses (1922), by James Joyce. Also included The Great Gatsby (1925), by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Modernism started during the opening decade of the century, a time of large experimentation in the arts. Artists at the turn of the twentieth century thought that the previous generation’s way of doing things was done.

It was taking old things and making them into new advanced things. There was also a belief that science and technology could change the world and make it better. With the access to electricity, and to modern appliances it made communication easier and homes in the U.S. better. Modern art is what replaced classical art. It included Abstract art, Cubism, Pop art, Minimalism, and Dadaism.

Cubism was one of the most influential visual art styles of the early twentieth century. It was created by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in…
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