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The Call of the Wild, The Great War, and a Raisin in Harlem. I. Naturalism. 1880 - 1940. I . Naturalism. A. Beginnings of Naturalism - began as a part of Realism. I . Naturalism. A. Beginnings of Naturalism *Realism: people wanted to show the world like it really was

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I naturalism
I. Naturalism

1880-

1940


I naturalism1
I. Naturalism

A. Beginnings of Naturalism

- began as a part of Realism


I naturalism2
I. Naturalism

A. Beginnings of Naturalism

*Realism: people wanted to show the world like it really was

ex: slavery, industrial revolution, overpopulation, racism, etc.


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I. Naturalism

A. Beginnings of Naturalism

*Naturalists: focused on the sad realityof people’s lives


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I. Naturalism

B. Main Topics and Ideas

*Heavily influenced by Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution


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I. Naturalism

B. Main Topics and Ideas

*Heavily influenced by Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution

- just like all other animals, people are controlled by nature


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I. Naturalism

B. Main Topics and Ideas

*unlike Romanticists/Transcendentalists, they believed that nature was indifferent or uncaring;

not noble

Hurricane Sandy


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I. Naturalism

B. Main Topics and Ideas

*characters are often helpless victims of nature, the environment, and their own heritage/background


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I. Naturalism

B. Main Topics and Ideas

*Important Authors: Jack London, Theodore Dreiser


Ii modernism
II. Modernism

1900-1950


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II. Modernism

A. Major Historical Events

*1900-10: new technology made people hopeful for a bright future


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II. Modernism

A. Major Historical Events

*1910-20: World War I – 6thbloodiest war ever, made possible by new technology


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II. Modernism

A. Major Historical Events

*1920-30: “Roaring Twenties” – economy boomed, radio and movies became popular, people tried to distract themselves from

World War I


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II. Modernism

A. Major Historical Events

*1930-40: Great Depression – stock market crashed, ¼ of Americans unemployed; New Deal – helped people get jobs again


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II. Modernism

A. Major Historical Events

*1940-50: World War II, bloodiest war ever, nuclearbomb


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II. Modernism

B. Key Ideas of Modernist Literature

*after WWI and WWII, people felt lost and disillusioned with America and the modernworld


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II. Modernism

B. Key Ideas of Modernist Literature

*many people no longer believed in the power of the individual


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II. Modernism

B. Key Ideas of Modernist Literature

*writers began to look down on the old ways of writing and experimented with creative new ways to write (e.g. stream of consciousness)


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II. Modernism

B. Key Ideas of Modernist Literature

*literature from other cultures (e.g. women, African Americans) gained attention


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II. Modernism

B. Key Ideas of Modernist Literature

*Major Authors: Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot



Iii harlem renaissance1
III. Harlem Renaissance

Key Ideas: an explosion of African American art that took pridein being blackand studied the experiencesof black people in

America


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III. Harlem Renaissance

*Major Authors: Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston



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Review (Picture 2)

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