The Influence Of The British Literature In The Modern World
The age-old British Literature is considered as one of the prolific and extensive literatures of the world. It has made a considerable impact in Europe in addition to the rest of the world due to its vibrant nature, persistence and the distinctive drive of the English people.
Moreover, the British literature has a wide variety of diversity and stability. The British literature is the manifestation of the English society from the earliest to the contemporary era that has left indelible mark on her society as well as the colonies that came under rule. The writers in these colonies began to produce their individual literary work in the English lingua franca (See Greenblatt & Abrams, 2006). Hence, with the aim to understand clearly the impact of British literature on the world, it is imperative to know its socio-historical background. For instance, a critical analyst on the British literature cannot have a true estimate of a just estimate of Shakespeare without considering the era in which he spent his life. Similarly, there are several cases in which the great literary figures could be understood with the particular events of that time.
Accordingly, the study of British literature can be studied from the earliest to modern eras. In fact, it has gone through distinct stages, and each stage bore a special literary trait. Besides, all these stages were named after some prominent literary persons. As well, the British literature was named after some literary movements. All these stages and eras overlap each other and do not essentially follow exclusive order. However, it is critical to consider them sequentially to understand clearly the development of British literature, and its main distinguishing features all over the different stages of its growth.
The modern British literature, in fact, was manifested by rapid political and social upheavals interacting with the world. The British literary figures made various experimentations, and self-centeredness became common literary traits, whilst in the past these characteristics were normally discarded.
Modernism in the British literature proved to be a rather strong binding force amongst various genres and environment. Besides, the British writers who espoused the contemporary viewpoint normally took it consciously and deliberately. In fact, a major theme of British Modernism related to the inner self and consciousness. These British writers had great bearing on the way people embarked literary pursuits. Besides, the modern writers modified the manner in which people considered the legitimacy of the literature. These changes are certainly deep-seated and cannot easily be substituted by new literary works.
In sum, the English literature went through various stages and has had a significant impact on the modern world literature. The British writers had great bearing on the way people embarked various literary pursuits. Besides, the modern writers modified the manner in which people considered the legitimacy of the literature. These changes are certainly deep-seated, and cannot easily be substituted by new literary works.