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Title: Realism, Regionalism, and Naturalism (1850-1913)


1
Realism, Regionalism, and Naturalism(1850-1913)
  • Colby McCollum
  • Jennifer Baker

2
Regionalism
  • Regionalism the different types of writing in
    different areas.
  • In the south many people started writing about
    how slavery was good and how they hated the
    slaves and abolitionists.
  • A lot of this writing was one sided and
    considered ignorant and disregarded in the
    literary world.

3
Regionalism (continued)
  • Some of the more famous books that demonstrate
    regionalism are Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn written
    by Mark Twain.
  • This picture depicts the widely knows scene of
    Tom Sawyer, where Tom tricks his friends into
    whitewashing the fence and get his friends to
    give him their possessions.

4
Naturalism
  • Naturalism is a type of writing that doubts the
    ability for man kind to make moral choices and
    standards.
  • Authors wrote of characters that were totally
    controlled by their world and environment giving
    the theme that the world is what truly influences
    a persons decision.
  • Also the idea of where a person will go in life
    is determined by his heredity and success of his
    business.
  • Some naturalists believed that their life was out
    of their control and they were at the mercy of
    all powerful forces.

5
Naturalism (continued)
  • Usually derogatory to the human race, called
    people evil by heart.
  • Naturalism was also used in war propaganda
    calling the enemy evil.

6
Realism
  • Showed life as it really was
  • Used language of ordinary people
  • Idea that success brought greed, materialism and
    corruption
  • Books about slavery became popular in the north.

7
Realism (continued)
  • Realism like naturalism was used as propaganda in
    the civil war. The union told of the horrible
    things slave owners did to their slaves.

8
Inventions
  • During this time period many inventions were made
    that served as the base of todays technology
    such as the car.
  • The first car was made by Henry Ford.

9
Warfare
  • The rifles were more accurate and powerful
    because they had grooves on the inside of the
    barrel to cause the bullet to spiral.
  • Artillery also became more powerful and could
    shoot even farther.

10
Clothes
  • Clothes during the time period were relatively
    nice. Men wore suits and women wore big dresses
    that covered their body.

11
Music
  • Classical music
  • European music was imported the US.

12
Camera
  • The original camera was created and became more
    widely used.
  • Took a long time for the camera to flash and
    thats why no one smiled when they got their
    picture taken.

13
Train
  • Railroads changed America
  • Increased the speed of transportation of people
    and goods.
  • Helped bring supplies to the war front.

14
Airplane
  • Created in the early 1900s.
  • The birth of air transportation and combat.

15
Immigration
  • After the civil war many people began moving to
    the US.
  • Population sky rocketed.
  • All these different cultures brought their
    traditions molding the US.

16
Ambrose Bierce (1842- 1914?)
  • Born in Ohio and raised on a farm in Indiana.
  • He was raised in extreme poverty, which gave him
    a pessimistic view of the world.
  • His writing was also shaped by his career as a
    Union officer in the Civil War.
  • Legacy- Tales of Soldiers and Civilians(1891).
  • Can such things be?(1893)

17
Mark Twain (1835- 1910)
  • Given name Samuel Langhorne Clemen
  • A river boatmen named him Mark Twain-which
    means two fathoms deep
  • He loved life on the river as a young man.
  • Novels Tom Sawyer(1876) and Huckleberry Finn
    (1884)

18
Jack London (1876- 1916)
  • London grew up in San Francisco in extreme
    poverty
  • He left school at age 11 and did odd jobs, but
    despite the long hours of work, London would read
    constantly.
  • Books inspired him to travel and experience the
    world
  • Best works- The Call of the Wild in 1903 and
    White Fang in 1906.

19
Kate Chopin (1850- 1904)
  • She had a conservative, aristocratic childhood
  • She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter
    of a wealthy business woman.
  • In 1882, her husband died and she had to raise 6
    children on her own.
  • So, she returned to St. Louis with her children
    and started to write.
  • Kate Chopin became one of the most controversial
    writers of our time.
  • Most famous novel- The Awakening in 1899

20
Types Of Literature
  • Short stories fictional prose narrative that
    tends to be more concise and to the point than
    longer works of fiction
  • Novels a long written, fictional, prose
    narrative
  • Poetry a form of literary art in which language
    is used for its evocative qualities in addition
    to, its ostensible meaning. Poetry may be written
    independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in
    conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama,
    or lyrics.
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