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...of Courage” utilize this contrast as well. By showcasing this contrast, the author can create a better depiction for the reader that will help them understand more about the characters and their circumstances, therefore enhancing the meaning of the work with a naturalistic conflict. Authors will also take heredity and economic stances to create more a conflict in a character’s life. In Ethan Frome, there would be no conflict without his heredity and economic circumstances. All of his problems stems from these two themes. Ethan Frome is not the only naturalistic work of literature that applies these themes. Naturalism went deeper than the movement and Realism. It included other movements like Determinism and was even influenced by Social Darwinism. Characteristics of Naturalism have survived the decades and continue to make prominent appearances in modern literature.
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