Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Sara-Rose B Bockian
Modernism has been called “a reaction to the carnage and disillusionment of the First World War and a search for a new mode of art that would rescue civilization from its state of crisis after the war” (Lewis, 109) Hemingway attempts this rescue by re-thinking aspects of the novel that were taken for granted in earlier periods, just as the conventions of modern life were taken for granted pre-WWI. Furthermore, his work tries to rectify the dissonance between a pre and post-war self through the exploration of social conventions relating to violence, trauma and masculinity.
Bockian, Sara-Rose Beatriz, "Reader's Guide: A Foray into Violence, Trauma and Masculinity in In Our Time" (2017). CMC Senior Theses. 1551.