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1850-1900. American Realism. Civil War. Casualties, 1861-1865 Federal: 664,928 Confederate: 483,026 Battles destroyed farms and homes. Cities were raided and burned. Sherman’s March to the Sea. Civil War and Journalism.

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1850 1900

1850-1900

American Realism


Civil war

Civil War

  • Casualties, 1861-1865

    • Federal: 664,928

    • Confederate: 483,026

  • Battles destroyed farms and homes.

  • Cities were raided and burned.

    • Sherman’s March to the Sea


Civil war and journalism

Civil War and Journalism

  • Journalistic accounts of the Civil War increased interest in realistic writing.

  • Increased use of photography also helped shape America’s taste for realistic depictions.


Journalism cont d

Journalism cont’d


Realism

Realism

  • Realism – prominent literary movement during the late 19thand early 20th century in America

  • The Realists:

    • were writers who sought to portray real life without filtering it through personal feelings, romanticism, or idealism

    • wanted to be as accurate as possible when depicting people, places, and things


Characteristics of realism

Characteristics of Realism

  • Realistic writing is characterized by:

    • honest, believable characters

    • realistic dialogue

    • events in the story that seem possible in real life

    • characters that are driven by real motives and emotions

    • characters that don’t change without sufficient reason

    • objectivity


Reaction to romanticism

Reaction to Romanticism


Regionalism

Regionalism

  • Regionalism is a smaller movement within realism

  • Characteristics include:

    • using regional dialects

    • descriptions of a local area or region

    • local cultures and customs


Mark twain

Mark Twain


Kate chopin

Kate Chopin


Stephen crane

Stephen Crane


Frederick douglass

Frederick Douglass


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