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Naturalism

Naturalism refers to a later nineteenth-century literary movement based on the ideas of Emile Zola. Naturalism is characterized first by a scientific detachment. Naturalist writers look at their...

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Of course, Darwin's Theory of Evolution has many points that correspond with Naturalism, including the survival of the fittest. Let us just remind ourselves of what Naturalism is. Naturalism is a...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2011, 8:20 am (UTC)

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While naturalism is often perceived as an extension of realism, naturalism is influenced extensively by the theories of Charles Darwin and his ideas about survival of the fittest, ideas that lead...

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One of the main characteristics of naturalistic characters in literature is that they are mixtures of good and bad qualities, just like real people. John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men offers many...

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Naturalism in literature as written by Steven Crane is defined as literature that applies scientific principles to the human being. Begun by French writer Emile Zola, naturalism refrains from...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2010, 2:40 am (UTC)

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One story that demonstrates naturalism is Jack London's "The Law of Life." In this story, there is a Darwinian portrayal of an old Indian's subjugation to the laws of nature. London develops the...

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Three characteristics of American Literature that can be seen clearly through Stephen Crane and Jack London are 1) a focus on the psychology of the main characters, 2) a pessimistic, naturalistic...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2009, 10:11 pm (UTC)

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Regardless of the author, to be considered a Naturalistic writer one must adhere to the characteristics aligned with the period. Therefore, to be considered a Naturalistic author, writers needed to...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2011, 1:33 am (UTC)

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