Does Early Modern Literature contain social and religious conflict?Why does Modern Literature contain social and religious conflict? Works like Shakespeare and Thomas More would be helpful.
Firstly, it is important to define what period is Modern Literature. Modern literature does not begin until 1914. Shakespeare and Thomas Moore wrote well before this period. Both of those authors did concern themselves with social and religious conflict.
Writers in the early Modern era were James Joyce, Will Faulkner, and Evelyn Waugh, just to name a couple. They also wrote greatly about social and religious problems of their day. The Modern era was a confused time when people were especially confused and lost. Everything (for really the first time) seemed fragmented and unordered. Religion and society were especially prone to analysis.