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Modernism 1900 – 19(45-60) Coming through WWI & Great Depression with a loss of innocence. Idealism turns to cynicism. American Dream: uniquely American beliefs o Admiration for America as a new Eden: land of beauty, unlimited resources, and endless opportunities. o Optimism for expanding opportunities & abundance; life will always progress (keep getting better). o Importance & Ultimate triumph of individual: people are independent/self-reliant; trust in his/her own potential. *Rejected Emerson’s optimism; challenged & echoed American Dream (conflicted).
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Rejection of the ideal hero as infallible in favor of a hero who is flawed/disillusioned, but shows “grace under pressure.” Notion of authentic inner-self; retreat from social, economic world/struggle; Modernism gets to intimate individual
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