So, what did begin World War I? The main event that began this great war was the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. After this assassination, Austria declared war on Serbia, and as Austria’s ally, Germany declares war on Russia, who was an ally of Serbia, then Germany declares war on France, an ally of Russia, Germany begins invasion of Belgium, the U.S.A. declares that it will remain neutral, and the war began. The war began in August 1914, and lasted up until November 1918.

What is Modernism? According to Tate, “Modernism refers to a global movement in society and culture that from the early decades of the twentieth century sought a new alignment with the experience and values of modern industrial life.” The 5 Key Characteristics of Modernist Literature are individualism, experimentation, absurdity, symbolism, and formalism. What does Modernism mean? According to, “Modernism describes things you do that are contemporary or current.”