American writers were highly inspired by the British writers because present day United States was a series of British colonies in early days. In the middle of 19th century they found their own tradition, style and themes. It led to their contribution of inimitable styles and themes to the world of literature. During this period, many American writers exhibited their sensitivity to the people who were victims of the World War II. They have panoramised, in their writings, the cynicism that followed the war.
American novelist James Fenimore Cooper explored the time period of romanticism and used his writing techniques to reach audiences of all types. Cooper wrote many war novels that used different forms of literary techniques (Davis). The literary time period in which Cooper wrote is the romanticism period. Romanticism was an artistic and intellectual movement that began in Europe towards the end of the 18th century (Krasner). Romanticism was a reaction to the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment which were both components of modernity.
A version of local color regionalism that focused on minority experiences can be seen in the works of Charles W. Chesnutt (African American), of María Ruiz de Burton, one of the earliest Mexican American novelists to write in English, and in the Yiddish-inflected works of Abraham Cahan. William Dean Howells also represented the realist tradition through his novels, including The Rise of Silas Lapham and his work as editor of the Atlantic Monthly. Henry James (1843–1916) confronted the Old World-New World dilemma by writing directly about it. Although born in New York
EXTENDED ESSAY Title: Myth and Modern America Research Question: How is contemporary America portrayed through the use of myth in Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’? ENGLISH A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE CATEGORY 3 4301 words Introduction As generations of people migrated to America from all corners of the Earth, they carried their stories and myths with them. These histories, cultures and religions of the people of America are represented here in the novel as Gods and Goddesses and other mythical figures. Gaiman’s novel American Gods examine what it means to be American by realizing the cultural legacy of the nation through its mythical beginnings and how these traditional values have evolved to form contemporary ideals, resulting in the loss of diversity and identity. Gaiman seeks to question what the term American means, and what does it mean to be American.
The Arts and Crafts Movement was brought to America “following the lead of English authors and theorists such as John Ruskin and William Morris, practitioners of the arts and crafts reform movement in America sought a return to the ideal conditions of pre-industrial life”( The Arts and Crafts Movement, 1870-1920 [sa]). Henry Hobson Richardson was a member of the movement in America, he was known
Before America was all one for independence. While people fought in many conflicts and battles to become free and independent states. Independence is one of the main concepts in the reason, which occurred during the American Revolution. The concepts of age of reason were well used during this time and it influenced historical events within the establishment of the United States. The four well known texts, “The Crisis”, The Speech in the Virginia Convection”, “The Declaration of Independence”, and “The Constitution”, were all influenced by characteristics from the Age of Reason.
The Colonial Period in American literature was very important throughout our time. When Christopher Columbus first set foot on American soil he thought he discovered a new world. However, American Indians lived here for thousands of years before. As J.H. Parry states in his book The Spanish Seaborne Empire, “Columbus did not discover a new world; he established contact between two worlds, both already old.” The Colonial Period in American Literature had key components including puritans, rationalists, and Native Americans.
The American Declaration of Independence was drafted in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson and proclaimed, when the American Revolutionary War had already started a year ago in 1775. The Vietnamese Declaration of Independence was written by Ho Chi Minh in 1945 and announced to the public in Ba Dinh Square , after which a period of struggle occurred between the Vietminh and the French forces. I would like to put forth my argument that both primary sources showed that the two independent movements were responses to the unfair treatment and policies imposed on the colonies by their colonial masters, thereby culminating in a declaration of ambition, desire and action, to form and preserve their new independent regimes. Both sources broadcasted the misdeeds and mistakes, which the colonial masters had committed against the colonists, to the world. The American Declaration provided a long list of grievances the colonists had against the British government, which amounted to over 60 percent of the document.
An iconic figure in the history of American literature, Walt Whitman was born on the 31st May 1819. Today his contribution and works in the poetic world have come to define sentimentalism, ambitions and some key experiences that Americans underwent in the 19th century. Even though he may have been politically inactive, his work had the will to display political views. Having survived through the civil war, he grew much affectionate perception on the nature and complexity of American polity. Whitman’s view of America was that of a culturally diverse society that we currently witness as such this vision was mainly expressed in his poetic works.
Newspapers can be powerful tools in difficult times. Although the American Revolution was still part of the future, Colonial America was growing and so was the influence of the British Crown. Since the early 17th century, newspapers were developing in Great Britain and