Feeling alienated from the previously established norms of the Victorian era, Modernists struggled with the significance of the individual at a time of technological revolution. Heart of Darkness describes a voyage to Africa, common for the British still, despite the horrific treatment which was apparent of colonization As a movement, modernism highlights the impact of the war and its impact on society.
Ernst Mach argued that the mind had a fundamental structure, and that subjective experience was based on the interplay of parts of the mind in The Science of Mechanics In such novels, there is a tendency to lack a chronological or even logical narrative and there are also frequent breaks in narratives where the perspectives jump from one to another without warning.
Paris, France is famous for being a location wherein one could indulge in every kind of sin, the more lascivious the better. Always improve yourself, and never hesitate with investigating new things. It emerged as a result of technical revolution, inventions and World War I. Nietzsche and the modernists shared a dark outlook on society, one that he had called in his works "sick" and weak due to the constraints put upon them by the Christian church, and traditional values that had gone unquestioned for too long.
The concept of identity was very important to undertake, and these concepts are still contemplated today The Romantics saw innocence and power in nature and often wrote of escaping from civilization to return to nature.
The modernist author reflected this change, and confronted these questions with enthusiasm. Stemming from World War I, its culture, art and philosophy reveals the mindset of modernity and how the historical events of that time influenced life and society.