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Unformatted text preview: of As I Lay Dying . 7. Using examples from what we have read in this unit, piece together a rough outline of the modernist attitude towards Christianity. Why do you think Christianity figures so prominently in modernist fiction and poetry? 8. Comment on the importance of irony to modernist literature. Cite examples and explain their significance to the works in which they are found. 9. How did the First World War affect the attitude of the generation that lived through it and fought in it? Where do you see these effects in the literature of this decade? 10. What elements of Southern gothic fiction do Flannery OConnor and William Faulkner share in the stories we have read by them, and how do these Southern gothic elements work in these stories?...
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