By: Morgan Salazar
Emergence of Realism
Characteristics of Realism Literature
- Life at this point wasn't about westward expansion anymore, it was more about working a job, and feeding a family.
- People are in control of their own destiny and are superior to their circumstances.
- Describes reality in detail
- Reflection of the nations urbanization and industrialization.
- An expression of exhaustion caused by the civil war.
William Dean Howells
- Especially known for his use of dialect
- Considered one of the greatest humorist in american literature
- One of americas foremost realistic writers.
- His works have been credited with marking the beginning of modern american naturalism
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