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Lecture 7

The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot - Lecture 7.docx

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Department
English
Course
EN 1002
Professor
Judith Deitch
Semester
Winter

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The Waste Land by TS EliotAllusion and FragmentationKey WordsModernismAllusionEpigraphReviewAnnotationSourceFragmentationLyric poetryPersonaDoublevoicingThemeWorld War IProphetGrail questFisher KingApocalypseSymbolMythPrimitivismThe dying godFrazerWestonExpressionist Art seeing fragmentationKandinskyoAbstract representation of citylandscapeoFeelings of joyfulexcitement vibrant coloursPaul KleeoAbstract shapes not realisticoThere are ships trees and a cross etcoShows citylandscape but more abstract than KandinskyPaintings move from realism to abstractFragmentation and ModernitythEarly 20 century response to social political and technological changesoUrban expansion urban destiny urban povertyalienation from traditional life on the landoPolitical states breaking upRussian Revolution break up AustroHungarian and Prussian empiresoWorld War Inew scale of violence impotence of politics to cover atrocity of war distrust of leadersLargescale changes prompt a sense of bewilderment estrangementFeelings that the world is breaking up into fragments
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