By Marlowe A. Miller
Flourishing in the course of the first 2 a long time of the 20 th century, British Modernism gave beginning to a few of the world's so much influential literary works. Written expressly for prime university scholars and normal readers, this e-book succinctly but thoughtfully discusses 7 masterpieces of British Modernism. integrated are chapters on Joseph Conrad's center of Darkness, E.M. Forster's Howards finish, James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a tender guy, D.H. Lawrence's ladies in Love, T.S. Eliot's the affection tune of J. Alfred Prufrock and The desolate tract, and Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. every one bankruptcy offers biographical info; a plot precis; an research of issues, sort, symbols, and characters; and a dialogue of the work's ancient and cultural contexts. An introductory essay surveys and defines Modernism, and a bibliography cites works for additional studying.
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Forster was the ﬁrst president of the National Council for Civil Liberties and held the post again in 1942. He consistently defended liberal causes. In his personal life, Forster’s long struggle to ﬁnd love and domestic peace was realized in the early 1930s with the unique “family” that he created with his lover Bob Buckingham and Buckingham’s wife, May. Together, they managed a life of friendship, love, parenting (of May and Bob’s boy, whom they named Robert Morgan), and grandparenting that endured until Forster’s death in 1970.
Instead, they were producing carnage and creating a madness in themselves; they were robbing the land of ivory and killing the native people and their cultures. SYMBOLS AND MOTIFS Conrad’s themes are conveyed by various symbols and motifs. One of the most prevalent motifs is that of an obscuring haze or fog that carries with it a certain brooding malevolence. As the yacht is brought to anchor in the Thames and the company of friends take meditative positions on the deck, the primary narrator observes the encroaching gloom that was “brooding motionless” over London.
They are idealist, liberal, and essentially innocent. As the elder sister, Margaret is far more clear-headed and pragmatic than her impulsive younger sister Helen. Helen’s letters arrive at her sister’s breakfast table at Wickham Place in London from Howards End, a country house belonging to the Wilcoxes, an upper-class mercantilist family with whom the sisters became acquainted while traveling in Europe. Accepting an invitation to visit them at their country house, Helen has gone to Howards End, while Margaret has agreed to stay home with their brother, Tibby, who is ill.