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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 20132012201120102009200820072006 Increase in awareness of the causes of malaria Because of the explosion of literary matter, knowledge could be spread even farther, and there was a greater variety of information to be read. Because of the literary explosion, all sorts of knowledge and a wide variety of opinions could easily be accessed by varying audiences. As a result, new ideas and philosophies were spread across Europe and influenced the events of the time period. Stories touched on subjects that were previously much more contained in their audiences, such as radical political philosophies, feminism, and human rights. Realists undermined the middle class morality because they focused on the harsh realities and emphasized the darker parts of the middle class behavior like crime, drinking, and child labor. Previously, the popular viewpoint for many readers was much more quixotic; they idealized stories about love, city life, and family life. Realists instead created stories based on truths and the unpleasantness that truly occurred. Realism and modernism were both prominent parts of middle class society and morality. However, unlike realism, modernism didnt comment on the social issues of the time. While realism focused on the harsh reality, modernism sought to emphasize the beauty in the harsh reality and break previous molds, not only in terms of technique, but also of topic. Unlike literary realism, literary modernism focused on the beautiful moments in an otherwise hard lifestyle. It emphasized the love a couple has for each other in the middle of a war, or the light in the shadows of a gritty city. Whereas realism focused on the more bleak parts of life and wanted to expose them to the masses. The strived to open peoples eyes when everyone was trying their hardest to live this haze of fallacy. What was the significance of the explosion of literary matter? How did literary modernism differ from realism? How did realists undermine middle class morality? Modernist Literature In the late 19th century, socially, literature was much more of a centerpiece. Literacy rates were rising, which led to faster way of spreading new ideas among many social classes. Literature was not just an art form for the rich, it was now a means of communicating ideas to larger masses of people. How did social conditions of literature change in the late nineteenth century? Sonia & Olivia By: http://tinyurl.com/m32kpyd http://tinyurl.com/lnj54lp http://tinyurl.com/mfj3cey http://tinyurl.com/ypumky Kagan, Donald, Steven E. Ozment, and Frank M. Turner. The Western Heritage. 11th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010. Print.
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