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    Romanticism, Realism and Local Color in The Awakening Kate Chopin is an author who was born in 1851 and died in 1904.  Her father died when she was young, and her husband died when she was thirty-one leaving her with six children.  Due to this, she had little male influence throughout her life.  This may possibly be why she had so little inhibition when writing her novels.  She seemed to concentrate on the oppression of women and presented socially unacceptable ideas at the time of their publication

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    The Awakening:  Romanticism, Realism, and Local Color Imagine being far out into the middle of the ocean and at that moment, having to make a choice between judgment and individuality, death and life? In 1899, Kate Chopin composed a captivating novel titled The Awakening. Throughout Chopin's day, the work was regarded as nonsense and a waste of time on her part. Critics found the main character's rebellion to be foolish and unlawful. At that age, it was believed firmly that women should be nothing

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    movement of local-color regionalism in American literature is a very distinctive and interesting form of fiction writing that effectively combines regional characteristics, dialect, customs and humor. In Bret Harte’s Tennessee’s Partner, these characteristics helped the story jump off the page, allowing the reader to understand the “times” rather than just the characters. And, for that reason, I feel that this is an outstanding piece of work. One of the most distinguishable characteristics of local-color

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    The Awakening as an Example of  Romantic, Realistic, and Local Color Writing A fair woman slowly, but surely, makes her way into the water.  It is obvious that she is slightly afraid, but not to the point where she is willing to stop progressing into the gradually deepening water.  She believes that after she lets the water grab her life, everything will be fine.  Sounds appealing?  I did not think so.  However, Edna Pontellier thinks that this is the best option for her.  Drowning seems to

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    major writers of the period were Irving, Cooper, Emerson, Poe, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Whitman, Dickinson, and Melville. There are various romantic elements in The Awakening. Perhaps the most obvious and elemental are the exotic locale, use of color, and heavy emphasis on nature (cl... ... middle of paper ... ...cause Robert to leave. Works Cited and Consulted Chopin, Kate, The Awakening; A Solitary Soul. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1992 Delbanco, Andrew. "The Half-Life of

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    Local Color and the Stories of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and Kate Chopin Blending the best elements from the French-Acadian culture and from the Old South, the Creole culture of Louisiana is one the richest and most fascinating areas for study. Kate Chopin and Alice Dunbar-Nelson are both writers who have brought this place and the people who live there to life through their writing. Because of their strong literary ties to Louisiana and the Creole culture, Dunbar-Nelson and Chopin have both, at times

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    eyes watching god

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    began; Local Color and Naturalism. Local Color with its distinct character tone and Naturalism with its weak main character was knowingly cherished by readers. As a response to Darwinism and the inequality in America, Naturalism opened Americans’ eyes of the individual being defeated by society. Local Color freed the minds of the readers as well as the writers by putting the tone of the actual character, not everyone being sophisticated and educated. Despite the fact that Naturalism and Local Color

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    The Enchanted Bluff

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    helps the read to capture a real sense of the town. The tone helps the reader to imagine not only the bluff, but more importantly paints a descriptive picture of the people and everyday life in the town. In the "Enchanted Bluff", Willa Cather uses local color to convey descriptions of both the setting and characters to create the relaxed tone of the story. The characters are vividly described through the relaxed tone of the story. Cather, for example, describes how "… Fritz and Otto were sons of the

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    Berendt, he had just stumbled into the middle of a much better story: the Hansford slaying and the subsequent legal battles of Williams. Berendt also met a host of eccentric, even preposterous Savannahians. Here, he realized, was the sort of local color that most novelists could only dream about (www.Savannahnow.co...

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    An Analysis of The Little Convent Girl Grace King's The Little Convent Girl is an excellent example of post-Civil War realism incorporating a trick-ending. In this local color short story, King methodically lures the reader into a false belief that her story is about an insignificant and nameless young girl who, after twelve years seclusion in a convent, is exposed to the fervor and excitement of a steamboat trip down the Mississippi River. The success of Ms. King's trick-ending is achieved

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