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The Modern Age

England between the two world wars. The were many domestic changes between the two wars. In 1918 women over 30 obtained suffrage. The psychological novel: Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970). He wrote only 5 novels including his two mostepieces: Howard’s End (1910) and A Passage to India (!924). Rother than with plot, his main concern is with the complexity of characters which he usually presents while caught in the clash between different cultures. He studies them with subtle insight, aware of the importance and impact of the inconscious.
George Orwell
His real name was Eric Arthur Blair. Orwell is the most important English example of the politically committed intellectual. His art is the possible instrument in the liberation of mankind. His works are a sort of polemical treatise or political allegories. His most important works are: Animal Farm e 1984. animal Farm that is political fable in the form of allegory it describes the revolt of the animals on a farm who expel their cruel human master but pigs win the control and they restore a society based on exploitation as before. 1984 is a novel about the society of the future. Orwell wrote it in 1948, and he images Britain 40 years in the future as a totalitarian dictatorship which combines elements of both Communism and Fascism in a omniscient police state based on terror. The rules is known to the enslaved population as Big Brother, big photos of him dominate every public space with a terrible warning “Big Brother is watching you”. At home every citizen is spied on by a telecamera, the hero is Winston Smith is an intellectual and a member of the party who eventually rebels against this system, he enjoys a brief love affair with another rebel Julia, but in the end the thought Police arrests him and he is brain washed into conformity again.

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