Literary Realism

The Red Badge of Courage
The Red Badge of Courage
The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage is now universally recognized as a masterpiece, although when it first appeared in book form in 1896 (two months later in England than in the United States) it provoked mixed reactions. The English critics, in fact, brought it to the attention of the American public, which had generally ignored it. Those early readers who approved saw in it a true and complete picture of war, a book which thrusts aside romantic machinery in favor of dramatic
MIGUEL de CERVANTES
MIGUEL de CERVANTES
MIGUEL de CERVANTES Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, born September 29, 1547, was a Spanish novelist, dramatist, and poet. Cervantes was the author of the novel Don Quixote, a masterpiece of world literature that was a great influence to other renaissance writers. Cervantes was born to a poor family in a town called Alcala de Henares. His father was a surgeon who made little money to support the family . Without the means for much formal education, Cervantes became a soldier. On his return to Spai
Only in a time when the pressure of the world amounts to angst and the
Only in a time when the pressure of the world amounts to angst and the
Only in a time when the pressure of the world amounts to angst and the fight for freedom can a world advance in it's literary achievements. A writer, just like an artist, builds his creations from the mood and settings of the surrounding atmosphere. In the first half of the twentieth century, the atmosphere was filled with resources to stimulate literary creativity, such as the second World War and the Great Depression (Roache 102: 14). The social genre of the time gave way to the broad appeal
The era of Romanticism spans from the late 1700s to the mid 1800s foll
The era of Romanticism spans from the late 1700s to the mid 1800s foll
The era of Romanticism spans from the late 1700’s to the mid 1800’s following the French Revolution; therefore, “Romanticism” encompasses characteristics of the human mind in addition to the particular time in history when these qualities became dominant in culture. Romanticism depicts an artistic movement which emerged from reaction against dominant attitudes and approaches of the 18th century. Romanticism established realism in literature through creativity, innovation, exploration, and vivid
The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poe
The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poe
The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poems, with respect to history is constituted here. This is seen through the influential works of John Keats and Alexander Pope. These works are acknowledged as, The Rape of Lock and The Eve of St. Agnes. Alexander Pope takes his readers on a hatred filled epic. A robust piece of literature and love induced psychoses in, The Rape of Lock. On the other hand, The Eve of St. Agnes told a tale of life, love, death, and etern
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I would consider Immigrant authors. Eve
In Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte portrays one woman's desperate struggle
In Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte portrays one woman's desperate struggle
In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte portrays one woman's desperate struggle to attain her identity in the mist of temptation, isolation, and impossible odds. Although she processes a strong soul she must fight not only the forces of passion and reason within herself ,but other's wills constantly imposed on her. In its first publication, it outraged many for its realistic portrayal of life during that time. Ultimately, the controversy of Bronte's novel lied in its realism, challenging the role of wom
John Collier a contemporary English author was born in London England
John Collier a contemporary English author was born in London England
John Collier, a contemporary English author, was born in London, England on May 3,1901 and lived his last years in Palisades, California where he died of a stroke on April 6, 1980. Collier was a writer of the 1920’s era, educated in post-Victorian England, and according to Anthony Burgess in the London Times. He was known for literary allusiveness and quiet wit (Contemporary Authors 111). A collection of his most memorable works was published in 1972 entitled The John Collier Reader. His lite
The main quality of literature in our society is its ability to entert
The main quality of literature in our society is its ability to entert
The main quality of literature in our society is its ability to entertain the masses. Some authors use horror and mystery to keep their reader’s attention. Stephen King is the epitome of horror writers. In writing horror mystery novels, Stephen King utilizes small towns, a unique writing style, and people's inherent fears to scare the pants off his readers. Fear is the basis for nearly all horror fiction, especially in Stephen King's novels. Everybody goes to horror movies, reads horror novels
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: A Reaction, Assessment of Literary Value, Biography of the Author, and Literary Critism Tennessee Williams's play A Streetcar Named Desire contains more within it's characters, situations, and story than appears on its surface. As in many of Williams's plays, there is much use of symbolism and interesting characters in order to draw in and involve the audience. The plot of A Streetcar Named Desire alone does not captivate the audience. It is William
Genji Monogatari is the greatest single work in Japanese literature It
Genji Monogatari is the greatest single work in Japanese literature It
Genji Monogatari is the greatest single work in Japanese literature. It provides us with an informative look into the court life of the Heian Period, as well as give us a wealth of vivid characterizations along the way to developing the lineage of the hero, Genji. The reason for its being qualified as a classic is not the fact that it was the first novel, or its twisting plot line. It is Murasaki’s subtle insights into the medieval Japanese way of life and thought that give this novel its immor
Aldous Huxley in his distopian novel- Brave New World written in 1932
Aldous Huxley in his distopian novel- Brave New World written in 1932
Aldous Huxley, in his distopian novel,- Brave New World, written in 1932 presents a 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
Victorian literature
Victorian literature
Victorian literature The first decades (1830s to 1860s) of Queen Victoria's reign produced a vigorous and varied body of literature that attempted to come to terms with the current transformations of English society, but writers in the latter decades (1870s to 1900) withdrew into AESTHETICISM, a preoccupation with sensation as an end in itself. Confronted by the shift from an agricultural to an industrial urban society and troubled by the erosion of traditional religious beliefs, the early Vict
Edgar Allan Poe A Man of Secrecy
Edgar Allan Poe A Man of Secrecy
Edgar Allan Poe: A Man of Secrecy Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 as Edgar Poe. He was the second son to Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe. Both parents were actors, and shortly after Poe’s birth, his father deserted his family around 1810. Edgar became an orphan before the age of three years, when his mother died on December 8, 1811 in Richmond, Virginia at the age of twenty-four years. His father died at the age of twenty-seven years old. After his mother’s death, the childless c
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury Numerous words can be used to illustrate Ray Bradbury, from novelist, to short-story writer, to essayist, screenwriter, and poet. A huge success in each of these categories, he is an artist of great achievement, which is evident by his vast amount of awards and rave reviews throughout the years. To many, Bradbury is known as the writer of the century due to his undying influential work that continues to emerge. Born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920, Ray Bradbury began an ear
John Donne
John Donne
John Donne Question 3. Bring out what you consider to be the most distinctive features of Donne as a love poet in comparison with a sixteenth century predecessor. Illustrate your answer with analysis of specific poems or passages, considering both themes and style. John Donne is invariably regarded as being a metaphysical poet. As a metaphysical poet Donne often employed new, avant-garde, styles when writing. Donne typically used his metaphysical wit to write about love, religion or politics, of
Short story analysis of The Cask of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe
Short story analysis of The Cask of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe
Short story analysis of: The Cask of Amontillado By: Edgar Allen Poe ENC 1102 02-18-2004 In one of Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known Tales of horror, “The Cask Of Amontillado,” he suggests that pride can be a very dangerous thing. Poe presents the compelling drama of two men, one who will stop at nothing to get the revenge that he deems himself and his family worthy of, and another who’s pride will ultimately be the catalyst for his death. Fortunato falls prey to Montresor’s plans because he is so p
Studying Drama
Studying Drama
Studying Drama Semester: WS 2003/2004 Abgabetermin: 8. Dezember 2003 Summary of Michael Patterson`s: “Studying Drama” The text „Studying Drama“ written by Michael Patterson deals with the question how drama as a literary genre really works and with its development from its origins in Ancient Greece till nowadays. At the beginning of the text Patterson exemplifies the general characteristics of a play. In a play environment and setting are not described directly to the reader like in a novel thos
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need
Analysis of Leo Tolstoy and his work How Much Land Does A Man Need? How Much Land Does A Man Need?, by Leo Tolstoy was influenced by his life and times. Leo Tolstoy encountered many things throughout his life that influenced his works. His life itself influenced him, along with poverty, greed and peasant days in 19th century Russia. Tolstoy's eventful life impacted his works. Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born into a family of aristocratic landowners in 1828 at the family estate at Yasnaya Polyan
On the day they were going to kill Santiago Nasar
On the day they were going to kill Santiago Nasar
“On the day they were going to kill Santiago Nasar…” Litera2 A. Historical Context The book “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” was written by 1982 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature, Gabriel García Márquez, and was translated from Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Editorial La Oveja Negra Ltda, Bogotá, originally published Chronicle of a Death Foretold in Columbia as Crónica de una muerte anunciada in December 1981. Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, also originally published the book in English in Great Britain
Analytic Review of Grapes of Wrath
Analytic Review of Grapes of Wrath
Analytic Review of “Grapes of Wrath” History 258 Nov. 21/01 Grapes of Wrath, the epic novel written by John Steinbeck, captures the travesty and tragedies of the “Great Depression.” Chronicling the travels of a displaced Oklahoma family, the “Joads,” Steinbeck captures many of the historical moods and thinking of the era. Steinbeck weaves a tale purposely driven towards the bourgeois classes of the United States. Steinbeck’s novel is not then just a tale copied and dramatized after the emigrant
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of Ayn Rand and Objectivism Foundations of Ethics January 2001 Table of Contents o Introduction ……………………………………………….. p. 3-5 Early Ayn Rand …………………………………… p. 5-6 Literary Period ………………………….…………. p. 7-8 Philosophical Period ……………………………… p. 8-9 o Metaethics ………………………………………………… p.9-10 Existence as Primary …………..……....………… p. 10-11 Animate vs. Inanimate Objects ………………….. p. 11-13 Life and Value ………………….…………………. p. 13-14 Fact and Value: The Randian Synthesis ………... p. 15-17 The Rationa
Hawthornes Style of Writing
Hawthornes Style of Writing
Hawthorne’s Style of Writing in The Scarlet Letter and “Young Goodman Brown” Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist whose works were deeply concerned with the ethical problems of sin, punishment, and atonement and contributed greatly to the evolution of modern American literature. A New England native, Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804 and died on May 19, 1864 in New Hampshire. An avid seaman, Hawthorne’s father died in 1808 when Nathaniel was only a young child.
Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon Song of Solomon is Toni Morrison’s most widely acclaimed work. An African-American writer, Morrison utilizes beautiful language and wonderful – though often strange – visual images to make use of every major literary device over the course of the story. “Morrison's fiction is concerned with themes of race, class, and African-American history. Her writing often approximates a style known as ‘magical realism,’ in which seemingly magical or impossible events occur side-by-side with
What do you think have been the main themes of Russian writers in the
What do you think have been the main themes of Russian writers in the
What do you think have been the main themes of Russian writers in the 19th Century? All media forms, be they written or audio-visual reflect ideologies and themes of the era in which they are produced. 19th century Russian Literature similarly presents a pattern of themes and ideologies, relative to the social circumstances surrounding their creation. Many themes running through the Russian literature of this period parallels with the social change and political conflict of the time, bringing su
In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood CAPOTE�S MOTIVES AND STYLES IN IN COLD BLOOD Many writers traditionally use their imagination to fabricate an interesting yet fictional story. Only their creativity and vision limit their writing. They can afford to neglect minor details because they do not base their stories on factual information. There existed a period when this was the only practiced style when writing a novel. However, Truman Capote pioneered the �nonfiction novel�, as he called it, when he undertook the
In Mark Twain's two major works The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and it's
In Mark Twain's two major works The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and it's
In Mark Twain's two major works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and it's sequel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he develops and displays his humoristic abilities by concealing within them deeper meanings, ultimately producing a satire of the region in which he lived. Examined within this paper are the methods which Twain uses to conceal his satire within the above two novels. The majority of his points are made using humor, but he also takes advantage of the use of southwestern dialect and Hu
Rome
Rome
Rome TROY HOGGARD Mr. Terry May 25, 1997 10th grade ROME Introduction Rome also known as the ancient city was the capital of the greatest empire of the ancient world. It was a great and prosperous city that was filled with at least one million people. Many people believe that the height of the city of Rome reached its height near the time that emperor constantius the second had seen it for the first time. When he had seen all the sights such as the sanctuary of Jupiter capitolinus, the public b
Brave New World 1932 is one of the most insidious works of literature
Brave New World 1932 is one of the most insidious works of literature
Brave New World (1932) is one of the most insidious works of literature ever written. An exaggeration? Tragically, no. Brave New World has come to serve as the false symbol for any regime of universal happiness. So how does Huxley turn a future where we're all notionally happy into the archetypal dystopia? If it's technically feasible, what's wrong with using biotechnology to get rid of mental pain altogether? Brave New World is an unsettling, loveless and even sinister place. This is because H
Two authors best who typify a Romantic style of writing are Edgar Alle
Two authors best who typify a Romantic style of writing are Edgar Alle
Two authors best who typify a Romantic style of writing are Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Both authors identify their characters through the use of creative symbolism, colorful metaphors, and the use of the supernatural in their works. Like many authors of the seventeenth century Poe and Hawthorne stretched Realism beyond the edge of reality thereby developing a style of writing which today is commonly refer to as Romanticism. The use of the short story format in both The Black Cat
Zane Grey has come to be known as The Father of Western He was the f
Zane Grey has come to be known as The Father of Western He was the f
Zane Grey has come to be known as The Father of Western. He was the first ever to give the myth of the rugged American Cowboy to American Literature. Although some have called Grey a hack writer no one can argue that his sixty-odd novels won him great popularity from the 1920's through present time (Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism 175). It is often said that Grey's works appeal to the average blue jeaned man who wants only escape reality for awhile. His writings have been criticized in
TJ Elward
TJ Elward
T.J. Elward 4th Hour World Lit Mr. Corcoran 1/7/99 The Cherry Orchard by: Anton Tchekhov Information About the Author Anton Tchekhov is one of the few big time authors who not only wrote but also practiced medicine. By using his compassionate and objective skills as that of a doctor his works became famous. He was able then to establish himself as one of the great figures in Russian Realism. Anton was the son of a serf who had bought his freedom. He was born in a small town called Taganrog in S
Frederick
Frederick
Frederick Douglass, a slave in America until the age of 20, wrote three of the most highly regarded autobiographies of the 19th century, yet he only began learning to read and write when he turned 12 years old. After an early life of hardship and pain, Douglass escaped to the North to write three autobiographies, spaced decades apart, about his life as a slave and a freeman. The institution of slavery scarred him so deeply that he decided to dedicate his powers of speech and prose to fighting i
EMERSON Dr Peter Henry
EMERSON Dr Peter Henry
EMERSON, Dr. Peter Henry b. 13 May 1856; d. 12 May 1936 Many photographic historians claim that Peter Henry Emerson made a greater impression on Victorian photography than any of his contemporaries. An outstanding scholar, he practised medicine before abandoning it, at the age of 26, to take up photography. Though some of his work was included in books (he was an authority on wild life in Norfolk), he remained essentially an amateur. At this period perhaps the leading photographer of the day wa
Have you ever imagined being an author in the 1800's What if your work
Have you ever imagined being an author in the 1800's What if your work
Have you ever imagined being an author in the 1800's? What if your works secretly disguised painful memories of your childhood? That is what the works of Charles Dickens was like. Now the question is who is Charles Dickens and what were his works. Charles Dickens was born in Landport, a suburb of Portsea, on February 7, 1812. Charles's parents, John and Elizabeth Dickens, treated his arrival with joy. Charles was their first child of eight siblings. Charles was a bright and active child. The be
Art
Art
Art: Vincent Van Gogh's Paintings Throughout Vincent William van Gogh's artistic career, he was mocked and rejected by intellectuals. An intellectual is defined as a person who is well informed and intelligent, and interested in activities involving the intellect (World 1,096). By this definition, we can therefore assume that critics of art, would be intellectuals. The viewpoint critics had of his work then as opposed to the viewpoint they have now is rather ironic. Over the last century, Van
The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas One of the mos
The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas One of the mos
The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas. One of the most obvious areas to see is in the Renaissance art. Renaissance art was something new to everyone at the time and varied from previous art in many ways. Renaissance art and Medieval art for example had many differences. In order to see a difference between these two different styles of art, characteristics of each must first be given. The first to be discussed will be the Renaissance. The Italian Renaissance was called the beg
Few things attract more attention than controversy and no other author
Few things attract more attention than controversy and no other author
Few things attract more attention than controversy, and no other author knows that better than Thomas Hardy. During the late 19th, and early 20th centuries, Hardy’s work shocked the public and threw the critics into an uproar. And yet, he managed to change the face of literature for the better. Mr. Hardy’s work was filled with controversial topics, and his influence is evident in many different aspects of literature. As the child of a professional stonemason, Thomas Hardy was taught to love rea
The Pursuit of the Self
The Pursuit of the Self
The Pursuit of the Self Traveling back, far back into the bohemia of yesterday, we find ourselves visiting Prague, then belonging to Austria-Hungary, in the early part of the nineteen hundreds. This was a time of artistic creativity and genius. One person comes to mind in particular when thinking about this era, Franz Kafka. Contained within a letter to one of his friends, Franz Kafka once wrote, I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us… We need the books that affe
The Anatomy of The Great Code
The Anatomy of The Great Code
The Anatomy of The Great Code ENG 494 Objective Criticism Portland State University M. Clark December 7, 1998 The Great Code by Northrop Frye is an attempt at a study of the Bible from the perspective of a literary critic. As we have already seen in his previous work, Frye has a unique approach to analyzing literature. Explicit in The Anatomy of Criticism and implicit in The Great Code is the assumption that converging patterns of significance lead the critic to conclude that fundamental archety
Another Catcher in the Rye
Another Catcher in the Rye
Another Catcher in the Rye Here is an essay on The Catcher in the Rye Hope you will be able to post it! Through Holden's Eyes The Catcher in the Rye has truly earned it's place among great classic works. J. D. Salinger created a literary piece that was completely unique. The entire novel was written in the first person view of the 17-year-old, Holden Caulfield. The majority of the story is compiled of Holden's rudimentary monologue of 'complexly simple' thoughts, the rest utilizing his relay of
Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin Kate Chopin was an American author who lived during the nineteenth century, but because of The Awakening, a novel which was considered scandalous at the time, she has just recently been …accepted into the canon of major American writers (Trosky 105). Through Kate Chopin’s main character of The Awakening, Edna Pontellier, she is able to portray her feelings and desires that were otherwise suppressed by the ideals of American society at that time. Kate Chopin was born on February 8
Othello's Impact On Today's Society
Othello's Impact On Today's Society
Othello's Impact On Today's Society Othello's Impact on Today's Society In the late 1990's playwright, William Shakespeare's, Othello was successfully produced in the United States and around the world. One might wonder why this classical tragedy gained so much popularity with today's society. In my own opinion, this play was successful due to the themes and issues addressed. Societies still deal with these situations today. These themes and issues are a part of our lives and people can relate t
Steinbeck
Steinbeck
Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck was an American author, famous for his novels concerning the poor and the oppressed Californian farmers and laborers of the 1930's and 1940's, who were victimized by industry and finance. His most famous novel, The Grapes of Wrath, won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize. His main themes involved the struggles of the poor and the oppressed to survive in modern society, and the confrontation between man and his destiny.1 Steinbeck wrote 17 novels, numerous short stories, severa
A Analysis Of Jack London Novels
A Analysis Of Jack London Novels
A Analysis Of Jack London Novels A literary Analysis of Jack London three most recognized works, Sea Wolf; The Call of the Wild; and White Fang. Jack London lived a full life, even though he died at the young age of forty. In his life time he experienced many things, and I believe that these experiences were the catalyst of his novels. Jack London was an oyster pirate, a government patrolman in San Francisco Bay, a sailor and an agrarian reformer, a seal hunter in the North Pacific and a gold pr
Gustave Flaubert and Madame Bovary Comparisons
Gustave Flaubert and Madame Bovary Comparisons
Gustave Flaubert and Madame Bovary: Comparisons We would like to think that everything in life is capable, or beyond the brink of reaching perfection. It would be an absolute dream to look upon each day with a positive outlook. We try to establish our lives to the point where this perfection may come true at times, although, it most likely never lasts. There's no real perfect life by definition, but instead, the desire and uncontrollable longing to reach this dream. In the novel Madame Bovary, i
Victorian England
Victorian England
Victorian England The Victorian era, from the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 until her death in 1901, was an era of several unsettling social developments that forced writers more than ever before to take positions on the immediate issues animating the rest of society. Thus, although romantic forms of expression in poetry and prose continued to dominate English literature throughout much of the century, the attention of many writers was directed, sometimes passionately, to such issues as t
Mark Twain and His Masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain and His Masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain and His Masterpiece: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ________ A Research Paper Presented to Mr. Neil of Chula Vista High School ________ In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for English 10 Honors/Gate ________ By: Id #: 937228 May 16, 1996 Outline I. Samuel Clemens A. Who he is B. Where he was born C. Family II. How Samuel came to be Mark Twain A. His working life B. First writings III. The Adventures of Huck Finn A. Story Plot 1. The outside of the book 2. The inside of the
Sociological Theory Positivistic Interpretative and Critical
Sociological Theory Positivistic Interpretative and Critical
Sociological Theory: Positivistic, Interpretative, and Critical Comment on the three types of sociological theories, explain and argue, based on your library or Internet research, which type of theory is the most appropriate theory for sociology to adopt. The three general types of sociological theory are positivistic, interpretive and critical theory.In determining which theory is the most appropriate for sociology to adopt,a basic understanding of each theory's strengths and weaknesses is nece
American Short Fiction
American Short Fiction
American Short Fiction The Influence of Realism and Naturalism on 20th Century American Fiction After World War I American people and the authors among them were left disillusioned by the effects that World War I had on their society. America needed a literature that would explain what had happened and what was happening to their society. American writers turned to what is now known as modernism. The influence of 19th Century realism and naturalism and their truthful representation of American l