(c. 1900-1913) your environment can shape your life including natural environment and social environment.
Examples: A Wagner Matinee - shaped by music growing up; moves to country and is changed
The Yellow Wallpaper - the room she's locked in/ society treatment of her
Story of an Hour - society's standards of men/women roles
House of Mirth - Lilly against people around her/ environment; social standards
(c. 1914-1960) had a darker tone, showed a modern woman, showed skepticism of the modern society/questioned standards, introduced the antihero
Examples: The Great Gatsby - Gatsby was an antihero; Dr. E's eyes watching over gloomy town; the way society was portrayed was corrupt/darker
A Clean Well Lighted Place - dark tone, use of "nada", skeptical society, the drinking and soldier walking by
Their Eyes Were Watching God - went back to roots, showed imperfections in life, used free indirect discourse, slightly darker tone
(c. 1960 and on) emphasizes power/ empowerment, addresses issues such as feminism and economism, often hopeful or comic, used new forms of writing/mixtures and new tones.
Examples: What Kind of Times are These? - addresses disappearing nature and money corruption, becomes hopeful towards the end
She Unnames Them - eco-feminist piece; slightly comic and talks about breaking barriers between people/animals. Empowers the woman and nature