Literary Movements In Literature

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Literary Movements There have been many literary movements throughout the centuries but the main focus for this essay are the romanticism, realism, and naturalism movements. Romanticism writing was popular between 1800 to 1850 and is a writing style that influences the events and characters in stories to be extreme and unrealistic. Many authors like Edgar Allen Poe and Walt Whitman took part in this movement with either gory or idealized pieces. When the romantic movement was on its way out, writing took a major turn toward realism. Realism refers to the attempt to represent familiar and everyday people and situations in an accurate, unidealized manner. This movement took place from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Mark Twain, Henry James, along with many other authors became famous from their realist writing and allowed readers to see more of themselves in the stories. The next literary movement was a logical outgrowth of realism- naturalism. Naturalism dealt with the underlying causes of a person’s actions or beliefs. It was the thinking that certain factors of one’s life like social standing and wealth were inescapable elements of their fate. Naturalist…show more content…
Forester contains elements of the last literary movement to be assessed- naturalism. The story describes a world in which most of the human population has lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual now lives in isolation below ground in a standard room, with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent global Machine. “Immediately an enormous apparatus fell on to her out of the ceiling, a thermometer was automatically laid upon her heart. She lay powerless. Cool pads soothed her forehead. Kuno had telegraphed to her doctor.” Because the living environment is completely controlled by the Machine, one of the main characters, Kuno, is kept from traveling to see his mother halfway around the world. His fate is conclusively determined by his
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