Characteristics of Modern Literature?


The characteristics of Modern literature can be categorized into Individualism, Experimentation, Absurdity, Symbolism and Formalism. It was created through making things new and breaking with the historical ways of looking writing. The thoughts that influenced this form of literature were influenced by Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Charles Darwin among others. It was also influenced by streaming-consciousness and the disillusionment that came after World War II. Irony, satire and comparisons are used frequently in Modern literature to illustrate points in regard to society.
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