Defining Anonymity

The Oxford English Dictionary defines anonymity as being:

- nameless

- unacknowledged

- indistinguishable from others of its kind

- unrecognized

- lacking a sense of community or place

The appropriation of anonymity in modernism ranges between all of these definitions. Whether an individual is fully nameless or merely unseen by those around him, a feeling of anonymity is often still present within them. The modernist treatment of all different levels of anonymity often yields the same results.

Defining Anonymity