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    Post-Modernism vs. Modernism

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    What is Modernism? How does post-modernism continue some of the patterns of modernism and how is it different from modernism?

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    To define post-modernism, we need to first discuss what modernism is. Modernism was a movement that began shortly after WWI which went against all of the basic tendencies of Enlightenment and Romanticism. Modernists sought to break free of tradition and to do things their own way.

    Post-modernism began shortly after WWII and sought to break free of the traditional ways of modernism and do things their own way. Their ways were often much more extreme than modernists. For example, modernists believe in rational thought, science, universal values, organization, and optimism. Post-modernists believed in irrational thought, were against science, believed only in local ...

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