Realism, Naturalism And Regionalism

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Realism, Naturalism And Regionalism

  1. 1. Realism, Naturalism and Regionalism Entering the Twentieth Century in the USA
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Civil War left Americans feeling uncertain about the future. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Writers turned away from Romanticism and Transcendentalism with their emphasis on the fantastic, the imaginative, and our need for harmony. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Realistic writers sought to portray ordinary life as real people live it: factory workers, politicians, gunfighters and cowboys. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples of Realistic Writers <ul><li>Bret Harte </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Mark Twain </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Realistic writers attempted to show characters in an “objective, almost factual way.” (472) </li></ul><ul><li>They “tried to find meaning in the commonplace.” (472) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Naturalism <ul><li>The naturalists believed that one’s destiny is decided by heredity and environment, physical drives, and economic circumstances. </li></ul><ul><li>They believed that human beings had no control over events. </li></ul><ul><li>They also believed that human beings are at the mercy of nature and its brutal forces. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Examples of Naturalistic Writers <ul><li>Jack London </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Stephen Crane </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Crane wrote the </li></ul><ul><li>classic </li></ul>
  12. 12. Regionalism <ul><li>Regionalism is often referred to “local color” </li></ul><ul><li>Such writers use regional dialect. </li></ul><ul><li>They use vivid descriptions of the landscape. </li></ul><ul><li>They sought to capture the essence of life in the various regions of the nation, attempting to capture customs, dress, speech, and other local differences. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Examples of Regionalists <ul><li>Bret Harte </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Kate Chopin </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>and Mark Twain </li></ul>

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