Postmodernism: crisis versus construction of identity
AuthorMilon, G. M. Nahidul Ehsan
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The question of identity in literature is quite common. The trend of identity formation differs from pre-modern to modern stage and from modern stage to postmodern stage. Sometimes it seems very problematic and sometimes quite convenient. The identity debate becomes more prominent from modern to current age with the beginning of social hierarchy. The social status of the individual is endangered due to the introduction of different social phenomenon like the formation of multicultural society, post war depression tec. The most interesting part of studying the identity in literature is that, what we call identity crisis from modernist point of view seems the process of identity formation from a postmodernist point of view. This study suggests that while the identity is endangered, the project of rejecting identity oriented society and adopting an “alternative identity” is the ultimate solution of the progressive postmodern politics.