What are five specific characteristics of literary naturalism?  

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objectivity- thick facts, no mood or tone from the author.

extremely descriptive- Any death or sex scene will be explained to you to a T

pessimist/depressive- The development and end is always catastrophic.

influenced by Darwin's theories- No "nature vs. nurture". If the character is poor it will remain and die so "because that's his/her nature"

appeals to human emotion- facts are crude to exalt your feelings.

Examples: Nana, by Zola