Modern age: riassunto in inglese

The modern age: riassunto di letteratura inglese sulle caratteristiche dell'età moderna (1 pagine formato doc)

Appunto di eleolela


Il modernismo inglese.

The modern age.
Didactically speaking,  this age starts from Queen Victoria’s death (1901). This event marked a turning-point: the view of society changes and also the human mind. This revolution had involved different fields:
- Science – Sigmund Freud discovers psychoanalysis, a new revolutionary science. Freud theorized how human’s mind can be rationalized (for instance how dreams can be explained with a scientific method).
This theory influenced also literature: now authors are focused on represent the interiority of their characters
- Politic – The atmosphere of optimism  (Victorian age) was tragically interrupted by World Wars. Shell-shocking was a mental disease which involved people who are scared for the bombs are dropping down.
- Philosophy – A new view of time was suggested by a great philosopher: Henry Bergson (with William James). Einstein discovers the relativity (nothing is objective).
- Culture – All the Puritanism of the Victorian Age was dissolving slowly.


1) Poetry: The layout changes and also the structure. There are no more rules (no punctuation, no rime) .
2) Prose Works: Sometimes we didn’t find the plot. Human mind is the main protagonist of novels. We have a flowing of consciousness.
In a station of the metro – Ezra Pound
This poem is very similar to a Japanese Haiku: those poems are very short and they are creating images immediately. There’s a chromatic contrast between the first and the second line. A striking image is appearing from the dark crowd: petals is an image of beauty (that symbolizes some young girls).

Modernismo e il primo novecento inglese: appunti


Lawrence. He was very interested in psychology and attracted by Oedipus complex ( because he had a direct experience) . His purpose is to depict human thoughts; he found an answer of his quest into the sexual contact.
The magnificence of the Night” (from: Women in love). Here nature is represented as a REFUGE from the evil of the society. This text represented a scandal: there’s a “biblical” (solemn) rhythm to describe a sensual act between two lovers.