American Realism and Henry James
The author of realism literature during America's Time Era.
Short Bio of Henry James
Most Famous Work: The Portrait of a Lady (1881)
He sits in his room
Startled by what he sees
Not knowing what to think
Not knowing what to believe
The trembling he feels
Strickins pain inside
He can't run from his fears
He has no where to hide
'What is this curse
that has fallen on me'
'What did I learn'
What did I see
He knows so little
He suffers so much
He hears every whisper
He feels every touch
Finally he gives in
To whatever he's done
The game still continues
But no one has fun
T- I believe this poem will be about the different ways people think curse is and how it happens in reality.
P- A character struggles with real life events as he starts to think and take responsibility of it knowing that he can't do anything about it but deal with it.
C- (+) "What did I learn, What did I see" "Finally he give in"
(-) "Not knowing what to think, not knowing what to believe" "Stricken pain inside" "He can't run from his fears" "What is this curse" "The trembling he feels" "But no one has fun".
A- The character's attitude in this poem was mainly fear and terror by the way he describes his emotions and feelings.
S- He faces fear, confusion and terror but at the end he takes responsibility and he stays firm.
T- My prediction towards the title was incorrect for which now its known that the poem is mainly about the character's realistic troubles and his own personal curse he will be facing.
T- There's no escaping of the real life events but facing it and going through it, it won't be easy but its the only way to proceed in life.
American Realism- George Bellows
This piece of art brings a special connection to Henry's work of American Realism. The way he connects it with his story of "The American" is on the way he portrays America in a regular daily basis.
American Realism- Eastman Johnson