What are elements of realism and what elements still display "romantic" influence in "A Simple Heart"? Please explain.

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There are traces of romantic influence throughout. The title is one; to call something or someone "a simple heart" evokes the stylized simplicity of childhood, as one might encounter in...

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The fact that Felicite's becomes a better and more caring person the more she suffers, is NOT particulary realistic, is it?

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