Naturalism Key points – take notes
Naturalistic Literature • The naturalistic view of humans is that they respond to the natural world much like animals, reacting to natural forces they neither understand nor control. • Naturalism embraces sociological and economic determinism. • Human beings are often portrayed as victims of destiny or fate.
Naturalistic Literature • Naturalistic writers portray nature as indifferent. • Naturalists strive for objectivity. • Naturalists are pessimistic about human capabilities.
Naturalistic Literature • Life is a trap. • Naturalists portray humans as animalistic, driven by fear, hunger, and sex