How modernism is presented in T.S.Eliot’s The Wasteland and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

This essay looks at T.S.Eliot’s famous poem “The Wasteland” and “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad, and discusses how both text show examples of the features of the modernist movement in literature.
“Modernism is an aesthetic term. It describes the period of 1890 to around 1939 (although some would call it a “timeless concept”) in which literature and art dramatised the breakdown of the boundaries that defined the nineteenth-century world. It began to reject the ideas about colonialism, empire, patriarchy and Christianity set out by the nineteenth-century consensus, and instead turned towards feminism, atheism and a disbelief of progress and order.