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With Reference to the anthology and your own reading explore the influences on features of the modern novel Throughout the twentieth century many fluctuations and alterations occurred in all religion government and society on a whole At the turn of the century Sigmund freud began to suggest workable cures for mental disorders Before this was thought impossible as many people believed mental illness was due to in extreme cases possession by evil spirits leaving the only possible cure as exorcism Freuds other theories of human brains having an ego and id stirred up much concern in the people as they were being told their action were not governed by god but by the mind of which they did not have full control of This controversy was vented through one modern novel heart of darkness this novel told us of a man whos mind had either been possessed or fallen to illness but either way due to this the real Kurtz mind spirit had been taken away from the body before he died so his partner was not affected by his physical death As time passed so did two ferocious world wars which shook all faith politics and society off of their footing Many people lost faith in their governments and remained suspicious of each others doings for a long time From this time period sprawled stories such as allan sillitoes Saturday night and Sunday morning Modern novels from the same book genre as this contained stories of deceit adultery and of other never before heard tales Although this genre of novel has been around for over half a century books on this subject are still being written today as todays society seems to enjoy hearing of others affairs and adulterate actions We enjoy feeling a sense of danger and in a way being deceitful to others characters in a book but with having the security that you are not actually
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