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Title: NATURALISM


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NATURALISM
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Goodbye to Old Conventions
  • In Traditional fictional plots
  • The noble and the good rewarded in the end.

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Also, Goodbye to
  • In Traditional fictional plots
  • Nature reflects human realities and seems to pity
    us in our misfortunes and celebrate our
    successes.

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NATURALISM
  • Instead, naturalism shows man as a small figure
    in a deterministic system.

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WHAT?YOURE SAYING I DONT MATTER?!!!!
  • Naturalism ignores the individual. Man is caught
    in an irresistible evolutionary process wholly
    indifferent to individuality.

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Sources of Naturalism
  • Bitter reality of the Civil War.
  • Rise of industrialism.
  • Bleakness of small town life.
  • Harshness of proletarian cities.
  • Darwinism and Social Darwinism.
  • Scientific world view.

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Typical Plot Device
  • Over-civilized man taken into primitive
    environment where he must live by muscle and wit.

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Themes of Naturalism
  • Man against nature. Or, Man against himself.

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Man v. nature results in
  • The struggle to remain civilized despite external
    pressures that threaten to release the brute
    within.

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NATURE IS
  • an indifferent force acting on the lives of
    humans.

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SOCIAL DARWINISM
  • Forces of heredity and environment as they affect
    individual lives.

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INDIFFERENT, DETERMINISTIC UNIVERSE
  • Futile attempts to exercise free will.

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Naturalism and Realism
  • Realism and Naturalism are closely related.
  • However, unlike realism, naturalism is not just a
    literary technique, but also a philosophical
    stance.

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So Remember.
  • Always be good, do your best, try hard AND you
    MAY SUCCEED.but then again, nature is
    indifferent and DOES NOT CARE IF YOU WIN OR LOSE!

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And finally
  • For listening to this presentationyou win a
    delicious breakfast (picture only)
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