Each age of British Literature- from Romanticism to Post-Modernism, can be seen as a rung on a ladder that ushered in the next age. As each age instigates, encourages, and nourishes change and progress, a new age is ushered in. And just as one can not get to the top of the ladder without the rungs on the bottom, literature could not have become what it is today without each phase along the way.Romanticism was an extremely important catalyst to change. A result of the French Revolution, Romanticism brought out a voice for the common man. The affluent social circle was no longer alone in having a voice of representation.
[...] Authors strive to express very individualized, niche opinions. They fight against the last vestiges of convention and social acceptability. Many post- modern works are written with the main characters as loners. Science Fiction- writers like Ray Bradbury and Isaac Assimov are also considered post-modern. Authors like Kerouac continued the stream of consciousness technique and the psychological aspects of modernism and took it even further. other words this is the story of an oneself-confident man, at the same time of an egomaniac, naturally, facetious won't just start at the beginning and let the truth seep out, that's what I'll (Kerouac) This quote illustrates the stream of consciousness technique with the heightened self-analysis of the post- modern movement. [...]
[...] You will learn by degrees, Winston. There is nothing that we could not do. Invisibility, levitation anything. I could float off this floor like a soap bubble if I wish to. I do not wish to, because the Party does not wish it. You must get rid of those nineteenth-century ideas about the laws of Nature. We make the laws of Nature.'” (Orwell) Here Orwell writes about a high-level party member using technology and advanced scientific principles to convince one common man. [...]
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