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    author of "brilliant reviews, poems, and stories," was born in 1809, and sadly died, a young man, in 1849 (665). To truly understand Poe, one must note the time period in which he wrote. It was an age of Literary Realism and Dark Romanticism, which was Poe's arena. The concept of "New Literary Criticism" was not yet mainstream. However, Poe was a critic as well as an acclaimed author. By observing the talents that Poe admired in the writings of others, one may better understand the inner workings

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    her in. Once Mr. Rogaum realizes his punishment hadn’t achieved what he thought it would and that Theresa had disappeared, he frantically goes out to search... ... middle of paper ... ...Overall, I thought this text was a great example of literary realism and presented many characteristics of realist writing, including the use of an urban setting, the accurate dialect, and the exploration of human motivations including independence, freedom, sexuality and the need to be in control. I also thought

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    Brave New World

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    place in a London of the future, the people of Utopia mindlessly enjoy having no individuality. In Brave New World, Huxley's distortion of religion, human relationships and psychological training are very effective and contrast sharply with the literary realism found in the Savage Reservation. Huxley uses Brave New World to send out a message to the general public warning our society not to be so bent on the happiness and comfort that comes with scientific advancements. Huxley effectively uses distortion

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    horrifying view of a possible future in which society has become a prisoner of the very technology it hoped would save us.  In Brave New World Huxley's distortion of technology, religion, and family values, is much more effective than his use of literary realism found in his depiction of a savage reservation. Through his use of distortion Huxley tells a classic tale with the theme of, be careful what you wish for, because it may not truly be what you wanted. Huxley effectively uses distortion in

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    How did literary realism play a part in portraying Americans lives during the late 19th century? Literary realism is the fact of representing a situation accurately or in a way that is true to life. Social differences of class and race were issues occurring during the realism time period. Racial passing also occurred and it is when a member of one racial group classifies themselves as a member of a different racial group. Most people think racial passing only occurred in the late 19th century, however

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    Literary Realism in Editha

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    Literary Realism in Editha After World War I, American people and the authors among them were disillusioned by the effects that war had on their society. America required a literature that would expound what had happened and what was happening to their society. The realistic movement of the late 19th century saw authors accurately depict life and its problems. This realistic movement evolved because of many changes and transitions in American culture. In the late 1800's, the United States

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    Realism started as a result, and the refusal of romanticism. It led to the growth of Naturalism. Naturalism depicts a kind of writing that seek to apply logical standards of objectivity to its investigation of individuals, not like realism, which concentrates on abstract method. Realism communicates the sympathy toward the ordinary, and it offers a goal instead of an optimistic perspective of human instinct and human knowledge. Realist writing finds the perception and the pressure underneath the

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    Naturalism and Kate Chopin

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    Chopin shows elements of both Realism and Naturalism; Chopin’s characters are dynamic, the story is almost nearly always open ended, and there is a definite experience of the commonplace - textbook characteristics of Realism; however, these same characters are displayed with an underlying determinism and cover taboo topics - denoting a stronger sense of Naturalism (Scheidenhelm). Therefore, despite how it may appear at first, Kate Chopin is not an author of the Realism genre but instead is part of

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    American Literary Realism has been bringing the social issues that had previously been dressed up and hidden by Romanticism into the spotlight since the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During this time of upheaval and change, realist writers were able to use their own experiences with suffering and misfortune to try and change society's perception of the problems the country was facing. The goal of realist writing was to express the way the world worked in a brutally honest way in

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    The Modernist Attributes of C.L.R. James’s Minty Alley Born in Trinidad and later expatriating himself first to London and then the United States, C.L.R. James was a key figure of the West Indian literary scene during the 1930s. Today he is primarily associated with his nonliterary writings in sociology and politics, and his fiction seems to have dropped from critical attention. Part of this shortsightedness stems from the fact that little of his fiction is readily available to a reading public

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