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Ezra Pound and TS Eliot on ModernismOn Ezra Pounds quote on modernism he claims that the modern age wants a literature that reflects an image of itself accelerated and mass produced a mould in plasterMade with no loss of time as well as superficial This means that todays society wants a literature that resembles itself fast paced and shallow Society want literature that is direct and straightforward simply because people find it too time consuming to think for themselves They would rather resort to the work already being done for them Instead of experiencing the true beauty of literature and the arts they would rather use Cliffs Notes the classics in paraphrase As a result of various time savers the people of the modern age are left without the feelings that only reading the literature itself would provide The people are hollow dehumanized and utterly superficial Society lacks creativity and originality The people are left numbed in the sea of clones They fail to give acknowledgement or praise to those who do dare to be different and unique Instead they are cast out from society for being different Ezra Pound states that Introspection the obscure reveriesof the inward gaze in this age is unthinkable This means that the people are afraid to examine their own thoughts and feeling because they are afraid of what they will see TS Eliots works Preludes The Hollow Men and The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock substantiate Ezra Pounds statement Preludes by TS Eliot is a literary work depicting city life Although it was written some time ago it contains a universal theme and is applicable even in todays world Eliot expresses the lonely isolationist environment of the city The people of the city seem dull dreary fatigued and lifeless The city dwellers repeat their daily mechanical routines there is no change or break in the cycle They come home tired and worn out from a days work sleep
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