Realism and the Frontier - Introduction
Terms in this set (15)
When did the Romantic period end?
During the Civil War
What name did Mark Twain give to this time period?
The Gilded Age
What did Realism seek to portray?
The ordinary life as real people lived it
How did William Dean Howells define Realism?
the truthful treatment of unmitigated realities of life
Influences on the Realist movement in America.
European realists, great interest in science, and the theory of evolution and natural selection
What other literary movement did the theory of evolution evolve into?
humans are seen as creatures acted upon by nature
What did Theodore Drieser say to summarize the concept of Naturalism?
All of us are more or less pawns. We're moved about like chessmen by circumstances over which we have no control
What was America's first naturalistic novel and who wrote it?
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
Emphasized locale or elements that create local color (Customs, dress, speech, etc.)
What two writers had a "common sense" style and approach to subject?
Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman
What two writers wrote about the rough, rugged people and environment of the untamed west?
Bret Harte and Ambrose Bierce
Who represented the southwest in his stories of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer?
What style of writing did Twain introduce?
Vernacular style (based on patterns and rhythms of language as people actually speak it)
Forerunners of the "Southern Renaissance.
Kate Chopin and Sidney Lanier