The essay "Dada and Surrealism" investigates two art movements - dada and surrealism. Dada and Surrealism were forms of art that emerged as post-war movements. The society had been drowned in a dangerous depression and disillusionment that is sought some form of release from the pressure. The two forms of art took different approaches to express their dissent of the war. Whereas Dada emerged purely out of chance and seemed to follow no particular path, Surrealism was directional and sought to explore deep into the psyche of the society as a way of relieving the stresses of the war. The Dada movement was borne out of anger and rebellion towards the war and the only thing the followers had in common was the depression caused by the war and anger towards the causes of the war. The art movement was created out of chance and the chance is demonstrated in the art created by the followers. The art was not premeditated or thought over but it was an immediate and perhaps a subconscious reaction to the war. On the other hand surrealism seemed to follow a particular pattern of searching for answers within the psyche of people by instilling in them deep thoughts about the war. Surreal artists created their art through an apparent psychic approach by delving deep into their thoughts for inspiration. This form of art bore deeper meaning. In essence, Dada and Surrealism were forms of art created as a response to the war but they followed different approaches in expressing their dissent in the war.