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Department
English
Course
ENG250Y1
Professor
Tony Fong
Semester
Winter

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ENG250Y1LECTURE NOTESM Moore and T S EliotMonday January 27 2014753 PMJanuary 27 2014 ModernismIs nostalgicUses the past to give structure and meaning to the modern worldUncertainty is a big themeMen and women began to question their scheme in creationBecause of Darwin we now see ourselves as a chain of blind accidents there is a sense of meaninglessnessPsychopathy the splitting of the mind into the ID EGO and SUPEREGOThe logical autonomous individual was questionedDuring WWI the Victorian thought was also further questioned gender roles had shifted in the trenches men saw humanity at its worstPeople began to question the decisions of their governments Art was considered to no longer able to portray the worldThen avantgarde portrayals emergedModernists saw the old way of representation was old and unrealistic Tradition just showed the life that we want it to be but not the real thingPast forms are inadequateDisdain for traditionTS Eliot Tradition and the Individual Talent
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