The Reconstruction of Art & Literature
Modernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God
(Bryan Appleyard). World War I (the War to End All Wars) caused many casualties; We
Synthesizing all the readings /films youve completed over the last 8 weeks, describe a unifying thread
joining all or most of these works. (This could be a theme, message, tone, literary style, etc.).
The films weve studied these past eight weeks unified
Compare Forsters depiction of the English with his depiction of Azizs Indian community. How are these
groups similar and different? Does the author seem biased in his portrayals?
In the film, A Passage of India, it gives an account of the relationship bet
1.This work is saturated with symbols provided by nature. Describe two natural symbols that are
repeated in the film. What do these symbols represent?
An important symbol that drives the plot is Cholera. It causes migration of peoples and death. Ferminas
Why does this piece take place mostly on a stage?
The piece Anna Karenina takes place mostly on a stage because director Joe Wright had such a
connection with the story. Wright had read the story of Annan Karenina when he was younger but it
wouldnt be unt
*Compare and contrast the mothers and daughters in The Joy Luck Club in terms of Chinese and
American culture. In what ways do the mothers represent China and the daughters, America? Be specific
and discuss three ways in which the mothers represent tradit
Kimani Nganga Maruges story became known through local and international newspapers. The film
The First Grader is inspired by Maruges story. The First Grader is a true story about the struggle of a
Mau Mau veteran to obtain an education in Kenya. Although
The modernist movement of early twentieth century England changed the way the Western culture
looked at art and literature.
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock was said to be completed in either 1910 or 1911, but was not
published until 1915. In T
A Modest Proposal, by Jonathan Swift was written to bring attention to the ill treatment the Irish
Catholics were receiving by English Protestants. In the writing, Swift blames others for poverty stricken
Ireland. The main group being that of the English
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World War I and Modernism
On or about December 1910, human character changed, or claimed Virginia Woolf in
her 1924 essay Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown. World War I was a major event not only in