American Literature Definition

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Degitis Have you always thought literature was always the same through history? Well, you were wrong, and a good example of an ever-changing literature is American Literature. Has seen in the Modern Era and the Harlem Era, in each of the texts we read from both eras the characters were both striving for something like in the Great Gatsby, he was striving for the American Dream while in Their Eyes Are Watching God Janie was striving for something bigger than herself hat would help the future generations to come. And this can be viewed as the American culture, the culture evolved ever since the Colonial Era when it was brought over from Europe and that was to simply strive for something bigger than themselves. American Literature has evolved…show more content…
Modernist became very disillusioned and unable to find their true identity. During this period the culture was striving for the American Dream. Through this era readers will notice the use of characters to find the true emotions of the characters. In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby who is one of the main characters has turned to love to find his true identity. When Gatsby falls in love with Daisy, Gatsby becomes very disillusioned within himself and his relationship with Daisy. Gatsby had worked so hard to achieve the American Dream to with them the European Culture of literature all the way from Europe. In the Colonial Era it values the church and state as one entity. At the time the culture was that everyone in society was religious and was expected from everybody. In the Crucible by Arthur Miller women are hung for claiming witchcraft and, some die because they don’t abide the rules of the church. For example, in the Crucible, one of the main characters, John Proctor had stopped attending the church and had his 3 son not baptized. The people of Salem believe that John is worshiping the devil and see him as an enemy. It shows that this culture valued religion heavily and is important to their culture. At the time…show more content…
Modernist became very disillusioned and unable to find their true identity. During this period the culture was striving for the American Dream. Through this era readers will notice the use of characters to find the true emotions of the characters. In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby who is one of the main characters has turned to love to find his true identity. When Gatsby falls in love with Daisy, Gatsby becomes very disillusioned within himself and his relationship with Daisy. Gatsby had worked so hard to achieve the American Dream to American Literature was ever changing, but still held the same core principles that were founded from the Colonial Era. Although, it was ever changing each era had something in common, in which help develop American literature. Through every era there we common characteristics passed down. The evolution of American Literature has changed in culture, style of writing, and use of dialect as society progresses; however there are still some American Literature principles that have stayed the
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