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  • Revised Paper On German Modernism

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    This newfound approach to German sexuality was due to a youth movement, which believed restrictions on sexuality were simply not warranted. “There was a new emphasis in general on leibeskultur, or body culture, on an appreciation of the human body devoid of social taboos or restrictions? Tolerance of homosexuals is a prime example of modernism because this approach was truly ahead of its time. One can make this deduction because homosexuals

  • War Modernism: The German Artist During World War I

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    The theme that struck my interest in chapter 1 was Anti-War Modernism. I can personally relate to the art work depicted during this time. According to slide 41, artists who were impacted by WWI expressed their feelings through art. For example, "the German artist Kathe Kolwitz...lost her son who was a soldier in World War I and made many images of the heartbreaking losses experienced by women and children in the war" (lecture 1, slide 41). Kolwitz used her artistic skills as a form

  • The Metamorphosis Isolation Essay

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    Franz Kafka’s feelings of isolation throughout his life caused him to portray characters in his writing as outcasts as a result. The basis of Kafka’s novel The Metamorphosis is the effects of isolation on man and it’s impact on life. The use of modernism in Kafka’s writing was a reflection of the characteristic shift from the beauty and innocence of romanticism to the cold harsh reality of life after World War I. Kafka’s lifelong alienation intersects with his work where he draws on his personal

  • Postmodernism : What Is Post Modernism?

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    What is Post-Modernism? Post modernism is a difficult view point to interpret or describe in a few words, as to provide an insightful description that remains succinct is quite ironic as postmodernism opposes the attempt to ascribe one broad meaning to any “thing”. Postmodernism has often been referred to as the destruction of the Metanarrative. Thought-out all cultural eras society has usually had a focal point in their cultures. The age of enlightenment used God, modernists used technology, postmodernism

  • Modernism And Postmodernism

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    Modernism is very troublesome to define with clarity because of the fact that the term revolves around various genres of movements be it artistic or philosophical. Nonetheless, there are some primary beliefs of the Modernist genres that appeal in someway or the other to the various movements and also the writers. Modernism in general can broadly be described as the “deviation from the ancient and classic manner”. (Johnson, J., The New Royal and Universal English Dictionary, Millard, 1763). It is

  • Modernist Modernism : High Modernism Vs. Low Modernism

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    Modern or Modernist? High Modernism vs. Low Modernism Damian Sun 1238719 University of Waikato   Modernism was a movement that was developed during the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Modernism developed due to the changes happening in societies at the time. Around the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century there was a rise in the industrial society’s where there were advancements in technologies and machines, and a rapid growths in cities. This lead to a change

  • The Themes Of Cultural And Spiritual Crisis

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    crisis" "fragmentation" by T.S Eliot Modernism is a critical topic that has not only engulfed the contemporary literary discussion, but has attracted interest in the field of poetry. It therefore explains the critical relationship among modernism, culture and spiritual desires of the society. One of such attraction has not spared the contribution by Eliot. The poem by Eliot is characterized by a lot of themes that define and demonstrate elements of modernism. The nature of the art that was produced

  • Modernism And Postmodernism

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    worlds of Modernism and Postmodernism, two time periods which lie beside each other and yet share almost no common ground. Modernism is based on rational thinking, logic, and the scientific process, aimed at creating a clear and rational view of the world while advocating the belief that there is much to learn from the past that could be beneficial to the present. Postmodernism, on the other hand, advocates the belief that there is no universal truth. It questions the rationality of Modernism and its

  • Postmodernism in The English Patient Essay examples

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    fifty years.  In order to understand postmodernism, it would be wise to begin with a definition of modernism.  Modernism is a philosophy based on the belief that through Enlightenment values of rationality and the absolute truth of science, the human race will evolve into a utopia.  Modernists are Eurocentric, humanistic, and optimistic.  Postmodernism is essentially a rejection of modernism and all Enlightenment values.  More importantly, postmodernism looks upon the "modern" world with increased

  • A Brief Look at Modernism

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    Modernism was a prevalent movement and developed an era in the twentieth century that shaped the coming decades and Western ideas. Stemming from World War I, its culture, art and philosophy reveals the mindset of modernity and how the historical events of that time influenced life and society. T.S. Eliot was a part of the literary and artistic movement called Modernism, which can be seen best in his poem “The Waste Land.” The concept of the wasteland was a powerful one to his generation. His poem