Modernism

Write at least 350 words

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Use at least 3 intext citations

References:

 

James Joyce’s “The Dead.” This work can be found on Project Gutenberg. Search for Dubliners and then click on the link for “The Dead.”

Sherwood Anderson’s “Death in the Woods.”

TS Eliot’s “The Hollow Men” and “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock.”  You may also listen to these poems on YouTube:  TS Eliot’s “The Hollow Men” and “The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock”

Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro” and “A Girl”

Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce Et Decorum Est.”  

ANSWER ALL 3 QUESTIONS BELOW:

1. The assigned readings this week paint a vivid picture of what it means to be a member of Gertrude Stein’s “Lost Generation.” Describe what it means to be a member of the “lost generation,” using some of the themes and characters from the readings this week. You may also focus on the idea of “alienation.”

2. As explained in our lesson this week, many literary works during this time period broke with traditional styles.How do the readings this week illustrate this sort of break from tradition? Be sure to use specific textual evidence to support your ideas.

3. If you were tasked to edit one of the works this week, which work would you choose? What would you want to change about this work, and why? You may edit whatever you like: the tone, the length, the ending, or the characterization. The choice is yours.