Compare the two clips. Chronicles of Narnia https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=XacLk1XUZCo Saving Private Ryan https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyNPzxrhi-w. Realism. Age of transition 1855-1870. “A house divided against itself cannot stand”. Unity was being lost North Largely industrial
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Age of transition
Unity was being lost
People were even caning each other in Senate!
Birth of REALISM
Shed light on greater social issues and concerns
“I look in vain for the poet whom I describe. We do not with sufficient plainness, or sufficient profoundness, address ourselves to life…”
Walt Whitman and Emil Dickinson filled the request
Leaves of Grass
Dickinson’s poems terse and compressed
Told the truth behind slavery
Frederick Douglass (1817-1895)
Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897)
Through Gettysburg Address and other speeches, Lincoln expresses the highest ideals of the era
Authors like Stephen Crane and Ambrose Pierce show harsher light