Time As A Dominant Mode

1544 Words Sep 16th, 2016 7 Pages
Time emerges as a dominant mode in man 's experience of modernity. Modernity has shattered the sense of continuity and fixedness on which man 's identity was built. Many modern dramatists, who attempt to articulate man 's Being-in-the world and his experience in the modern world, explore different representations of the concept of time, because time is capable of endowing human experience with a feeling of continuity and discontinuity. Since modernity has ripped man out of a sense of time consistent with his organic relationship to the world, experimenting with time could be used to concretize the drama of modernity. For instance, many modern British and Egyptian playwrights share a sense of dislocation and an identity crisis, which manifests itself in the particular temporal patterns of their dramas. New temporal modes, subjective and objective, have been developed in modern dramatic representations, and many of them testify to the influence of philosophies of time, both ancient and contemporary. In modern society, 'Time ' is generally perceived to exist in our consciousness. When dealing with time, we are usually referring to our consciousness of time; and we are conscious of time in many ways: appointments, clocks, days, etc… This is known as objective time, but time can also be conceived as a subjective experience, otherwise known as psychological or absolute time. An important subcategory of time-consciousness is time-perception. "Many philosophies have thought…
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