Native American Literature Research Paper

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The settlers and the native people of America have contributed a good collection of books which constitute the body of American Literature. Any book written will register the life style of people, their food habits, culture, beliefs, system of education followed, the nature of children and their history. The books written by the writers from the United States of America have registered the expectations, hopes, future predictions along with warnings their fear for degeneration of moralities and the impacts of Industrial revolutions. American Literature was acutely carved by the history of the United Nations of America. In the beginning after a great revolution for more than a century and half America became the United States. Though at first…show more content…
This tradition was started before the arrival of the British people inside America to set colonies. This tradition is loved by the present generation and writers like Sherman Alexie have started reviving with most brilliant and intuitive tales about life. Writers who belong to Puritanism or Colonial liked to renovate the Puritan church. The dissatisfied and ill-treated puritans migrated from England liked to establish their religion and literature in America. Reason and enlightenment played a dominant role during the period of the age of reason. Satirical and skeptical were the mode of their writing style. Emotions, feelings, instinct and idealism are key for the writer those emerged during the Romantic and Gothic period in American literature. Imagination and autobiographical elements dominate in the works whereas supernatural elements are blended in the works of the Dark Romantics. Autonomy and individualism are given preference by the transcendentalists. Disappointment, discontent and distress affected the writers of Realism after the industrial revolution in America. Modernism can be considered as a branch of realism in American literature which has motivated the writers to go ahead with a new and novel style. This movement was initiated with the hope to change the mind-set of the…show more content…
Henry Miller assumed a unique place in American Literature in the 1930s when his semi-autobiographical novels were banned from the United States. From the end of the Second World War up until, roughly, the late 1960s and early 1970s saw the publication of some of the most popular works in American history such as To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. America's participation in the Second World War influenced the creation of works such as Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead (1948), Joseph Heller's Catch-22 (1961) and Kurt Vonnegut Jar’s Slaughterhouse-Five (1969). John Updike was notable for his novel Rabbit, Run (1960). Philip Roth explores Jewish characteristics in the American society. From the early 1970s to the present day the most important literary movement has been postmodernism and the flowering of literature by ethnic minority

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