All stories present three styles of writing, known as the three philosophies of life. These three philosophies consist of Naturalism, Realism, and Romanticism. Author Willa Cather displays all three of these philosophies in her story, O Pioneers!, a novel inspired by the poem Pioneers! O Pioneers!, written by Walt Whitman. While Cather uses all three philosophies to write her novel, she uses Naturalism most frequently.
Crane’s short story “The Blue Hotel” is an example of naturalism because of the way he intertwines nature with his characters. For example Crane gives the wind human characteristics by descriptions like “huge arms” that were making attempts to “embrace the flakes as they sped.” He was able to stimulate emotions and human-like qualities for the raging snow storm outside. As I was reading my attention was brought to these traits while I was imagining the “long mellow cry of the blizzard” and the snow wailing as it “flung to its grave in the south”. Here he transforms the storm outside is into a chilling graveyard. I enjoyed Crane’s style of naturalistic writing because he really does an amazing job of making the reader truly get into each character
Straight from the heart is a wonderful, but depressing passage narrated by a journalist named Tim Collins. The passage is about the tragic speech spoken by Marie Fatayi- Williams and the terroristic incident that lead to the possible killing of her son Anthony Fatayi- Williams. Marie’s speech is fueled by a couple different topics, which in their entirety explain how she feels about the loss of her son to be a traumatic event. These topics make the speech very powerful and meaningful to the audience according to Collins. The narration is primarily to explain why Marias speech is so powerful and why it inspired and touched so many people’s hearts, while Marie defies the pointlessness of terroristic acts followed by the tragedy. Many different points throughout the story allow an individual to observe how working as a parent for a child can be difficult, and make a loss traumatic.
Literary naturalism uses raw and natural emotions to express the importance of nature in literature, and it is a branch of realism. Literary naturalists relate humans to their animalistic characteristics. By doing so, the author shows that humans and animals are the same, and a humans ontology is irrelevant. Also, literary naturalism expresses that nature is indifferent and lacks the ability to care. In Chopin’s At the ‘Cadian Ball, Bobinôt refers to a woman’s beauty in relation to her origin, or her natural appearance. In Kate Chopin’s At the ‘Cadian Ball, the author uses nature and the effects it has on the characters, the setting, the narration, and the main theme
All forms of literature betrays life or nature in a particular matter or form. Realism is one form
The "American Law" is an allusion Willa Cather used in the novel O Pioneers!. The women 's rights back in the early 1900s weren 't very good, compared to their rights currently. Also think about about why she used the Allusion "American Law", specifically women 's rights in the book.
In her paper “American Literary Naturalism: Critical Perspectives,” Donna Campbell writes that “the history of American naturalism is far from a completed chapter in literary history” (511). Naturalism has indeed come a long way since its emergence in the late nineteenth century. As a movement initially dominated by men, it has grown to include women and their versions of naturalism and continues to expand by including African, Native, and Ethnic Americans. Still more impressively, recent scholarship has helped “to shape a new and more inclusive conception of naturalism,” with some works focusing on “naturalism as a theme rather than as a time-defined movement (thereby extending the possible range of texts that could be considered as naturalistic)”
Reality is often deceiving, and tragic situations can happen unpredictably to people in our surrounding. In Lorrie Moore’s short story “People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk”, the Mother and the Husband attempt to cope with the situation after they learnt that their Baby has a Wilms’ tumor on the kidney. Through this story, the author suggests that it is difficult for family members to deal with the illness of a loved one.
The Short Story The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin explores the emotions of Louise Mallard a woman with a heart disease. In the hour that the story is told, it ranges from showing Mrs. Mallard different reactions to learning of her husbands death to him surprisingly showing up alive and eventually her untimely death from a heart disease. Although only a brief period of time is shown, many emotions are revealed through the third person omniscient point of view. This point of view shows more than just the protagonists thoughts and is not limited to one person. It allows the readers to know something about Mrs. Mallard that she does not as the story ends after Mrs. Mallard has already died. The readers can be more sympathetic towards Mrs. Mallard.
Nature and Frankenstein compare in their understanding of the relationship between human beings and the natural world because the natural world is an emotional experience and the influence of nature changes the mood drastically.
I think one of the best way to tell a sad reality is by making your audience cry and laugh at the same time. The author of "What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona", Sherman J. Alexie, does just that. Victor and Thomas Builds-The-Fire were childhood friends that had not spoken in years. When Victor's father dies in Arizona, Thomas Builds-The-Fire gives Victor the money he needs to bring his father home with one condition: Thomas Builds-The-Fire gets to go along with him to Arizona. My overall response to this story was that I found it both humorous and intriguing. One of the main characters in the story, Thomas, could perfectly be described as humorous, and this shows that the author intended for his readers to laugh. Therefore, I believe that my reception of the author’s humor was appropriate for his intended response. My overall response throughout the story “ What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona” was one of laughter as the author intended.
experiences, and they also believe the same thing about determining the reality of oneself and
Jack London’s short stories are held in high regard to this day, and are still considered to show the true harshness of mother nature and the ignorance of man. London himself knows all too well the unforgiving vexation of the Klondike Gold Rush, having developed scurvy and an injury that permanently affected the use of his leg. His stories are also influenced by the literary movement of naturalism, which focuses on extreme conditions that shape human mentality. London’s usual writing style consists of very long, drawn out descriptions of the characters or the scene around these characters. A large sum of his stories focus on the instincts of animals and the questionable survival of man in extreme conditions and situations. A recurring theme
to describe a variety of approach in which accurate depiction of reality is the aim. Each of these uses involves a contrast between human thought or imagination and an external reality independent of India. Realism in art and literature is an endeavour to life as it is. It shows life with reality, omitting nothing that is ugly or painful, and idealizing nothing. Realism began as a recognizable movement in art in the eighteenth century. By the mid of nineteenth century, it was an art form.
Just as Naturalism comes on the Educational scene as a protest against systems of education that have become artificial. Realism appears to be a reaction against curricula consisting of studies that have become bookish, sophisticated and a abstruse. As we have a slogan in Naturalism- ‘ Back to Nature ‘ – in Realism we have a slogan-‘ Things rather than words ‘.