The Realists:. Keeping It Real Since 1865. American Literature Timeline. Before 1620: (Native Americans/Explorers) 1620 – 1700s: (Puritans) 1730 – 1745: (Great Awakening) 1745 – 1800: (Rationalists/Deists) Early 1800s (Early Romantics) 1840 – 1865:
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Keeping It Real Since 1865
“A man said to the universe:
‘Sir, I exist!’
‘However,’ replied the universe,
‘The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.’”
What was the time span for the Realist era (specific years)?
What writers that we have studied previously wrote during this time period?
What changes in media impacted the spread of war news and events? How did this affect literature and collective American thinking?
What other literary styles and perspectives impact Realist literature?