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Assignment Questions


Civilization: What happened to the progress and promise of liberal “civilization” at the turn of the century? Did liberalism’s own errors help bring about crises of political tension, class struggle, anti-Semitism, nationalism imperalism, fascism, and finally global war? What did “modernism” mean in this context? Was European civilization fatally destined to “tragedy?”

use from central texts, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig, Aspects of Western Civilization, 6th Edition by Perry M. Rogers.
You have to develop your thesis and evidence, situate the authors in historical context, and demonstrate you’ve carefully read the texts.How well you do depends on whether or not your work is organized and logical, has thoughtful examples, and reaches covincing conclusions.

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