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American Realism

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  1. American Realism 1860 – 1914

  2. Always Remember: • Literature in America has always been, and will always be, very closely linked to American society • As society changes, so does literature.

  3. Refresher • Early American Literature (Puritans) • Very plain, unimaginative, and observational • Federalist Literature • Very political and logic driven • Focused on how to make a better society and a better man

  4. Refresher • Romanticism • The mindset of Federalism brought on the growth of cities and destruction of nature • Writers wanted to move back to nature and the imagination

  5. Today’s Literature? • The government and authority figures • The Hunger Games • Harry Potter • Borne Identity • All the spy novels • Ender’s Game • Superbad • More notably, all the stories of the “little guy” taking on “the man”

  6. Timeline Time Top Left Corner

  7. Realism: A Time of Ethical Issues • Major Events: • Look at the timeline on page 378 in your textbook. • With a partner, find three events that you think would change the way people view the American way of life.

  8. Realism: A Time of Ethical Issues • Major Events: • Slavery Ends • The Civil War • The Women’s Rights Movement • 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments • What do all these events have in common?

  9. History Shaping Literature Bottom Left Corner

  10. Society and Literature • America has developed into many different regions with many different “stories.” • New voices are emerging and people want to know what they sound like. • WRITING ISN’T JUST FOR RICH WHITE GUYS ANYMORE!! • These people finally get a voice!!!

  11. Literary Characteristics Top Right Corner

  12. Literary Characteristics of American Realism • Focus on ethical and social issues in real life situations • Emphasis on characters from cities and lower classes • Including true depictions of speech patterns • Focus on one region or area of America • Avoidance of exotic, sensational, or overly dramatic. • Normal setting, nothing imaginative or crazy

  13. Today’s Realism Regionalism, Really

  14. Paintings!

  15. Jean Francois Millet (French) “Gleaners” - 1857

  16. IlyaRepin (Russia) “They Did Not Expect Him” - 1857

  17. Ferdinand Hodler “The Shoemaker” - 1878

  18. George Bellows “Stag at Sharkey’s” - 1909

  19. George Bellows “Paddy Flanagan” - 1908