discuss the characteristics of mordern age according to the historical background and literary perspective..??
the answer should be considerd the historical background of modern age and a literary characterisics......and two different kinds of characterisics should be answered separately..but elaborately..
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Without any specified time frame, and therefore considering the broad sweep of history, one could consider the Modern Age to have begun with the conclusion of World War II. In time, historians will come to view that as the "Act II" of the world-wide military conflicts, which began as a result of the failure to successfully conclude "Act I", or World War I. So the period from 1914 until 1945 really should be considered as One War with a twenty year truce.
The War was not only destructive of empires and economies, it altered the Arts as well. The Romantic literary movement, which began in the 1800's carried through to the First World War; by the end of the Second, literary forms had completely changed. A favorite example is Catch-22, which takes place during WWII -- but the storyline is disjunct and parts are mutually exclusive -- in other words, the linear beginning and end of most fiction prior to the war appears to have been destroyed in the all consuming conflict. Compare and contrast this with another "Modern" postwar novel, Slaughterhouse Five -- again, time itself has been destroyed in the conflict. These two set a tone for much of the literature following.
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