sub-genre of realism; uses local vernacular
Last of the Mohicans
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Of Plymouth Plantation
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Declaration of Independence
values feelings and intuition over reason; escapes from corruption of civilization toward freedom of nature and independence
instructive, reinforces religious beliefs
following Civil War, gives realistic depiction of life aiming to change a specific problem
optimistic, valuing the individual and the American Dream
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Catcher in the Rye
A Farewell to Arms
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