Nglish lit: Woolf, W.B. Yeats, an J. Conrad short essays

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Hi, this is two one page responses. Please don t use outside sources other than the links I provided. I also included a list of what we read this unit. You shouldn t have trouble fining it online. If there is any trouble please let me know in enough time to fix it. It cn be informal writing, but please site where needed.

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Q1:
Introduction to Modernism:

The Literary Period known as Modernism refers to the philosophical and cultural sensibilities and often pessimistic view of the human condition that emerged during post World War I and marks a break with Victorian morality and scientific pragmitism. Central to Modernism was The embracing of disruption, and a rejection, or movement beyond, simple Realismdue to the witnessing of societal upheaval during World War I & II, as well as a rejection of the concept of western progress given the level of death and destruction it apparently caused.

Often associated with the works of Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, and W. B. Yeats, Literary Modernismemphasized the abandonment of an objective yet chaotic outer world for the internal world of subjective meanings. Once you have read the introductory essays (embedded as electronic links to Unit 3) titled An Introduction to Modernism,Twentieth Century: Topicsincluding Introduction,Imperialism,and Meaning of the Millennium,as well as the Norton Anthology, begin reading Joseph Conrads novel Heart of Darkness and the assigned poetic works by William Butler Yeats. Write a 200 to 250 word response that evaluates which cultural forces of Literary Modernismare present in the works of Conrad and Yeats. Also address how these cultural forces shape the mode of literary expression created by these two authors.

Q2:
Realism and the Realist Novel: The Works of Woolf and Joyce:

The modernist writers Virginia Woolf and James Joyce among others generally Downplayed content in favor of an investigation of form(Electronic Labyrinth, Modernism,1). Such a formalist approach to literary analysis emerged to address meaning that relied on the form a literary work took rather than on the autobiographical, historical or psychological contexts which may or may not be reflected in a particular work. Emphasis on the readers discernment of narrative or poetic form became paramount for understanding a writers intent and meaning as revealed in literary form.

In an attempt To throw off the aesthetic burdern of the realist novel, these writers introduced a variety of literary tactics and devicesincluding the Disruption of linear flow of narrativeand coherency between conventional plot and character (Electronic Labyrinth, Modernism,1). One such device known as Stream of consciousnessallowed writers to mimic the continual flow of inner sensations, association, memories, thoughts and feelings as experienced in the moment by the characters(Holman 429). After reading the essay Realism and the Realist Novellocated online as an embedded electronic link to Unit 3, as well as the assigned works of Woolf and Joyce in the Norton Anthology, analyze the form and thematic patterns found in Woolfs Markand Joyces The Dead. Pay close attention to the use of certain words, phrases, sentences, use of characterization, tone, setting, point of view and Stream of consciousnessas a literary device. In a 200 to 250 word response indicate how the writers each use a Stream of consciousnesstechnique as well as the formal elements of narration To throw off the aesthetic burden of the realist novel. Also discuss whether or not you believe use of this literary device reflects the mental processes of the authors and or characters.


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J.Conrad Heart of Darkness”; W.B. Yeats Stolen Child”; Innisfree”; Second Coming”.

V. Woolf Mark on the Wall”; Modern Fiction”,A Room of Ones Own”: J. Joyce The Dead”.