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					 Naturalism


It does a body good.
     What exactly is naturalism?


   Naturalism is a type of literature that
    attempts to apply scientific principles of
    objectivity and detachment to its study of
    human beings.
How is naturalism different from
           realism?

   Realism emphasizes the depiction of life as it is lived.




   Naturalism emphasizes the more brutal aspects of
    existence.
    What are the characteristics of
            naturalism?
 Characters- ill-educated or lower-class
  governed by forces of heredity, instinct, and
  passion.
 Exercise free will.

 Social Darwinism helped determine their
  fates.
 Urban Setting

 Techniques/plots-panoramic drama of
  degeneration
     What are the major themes of
            naturalism??
   Survival                       Violence
   Determination                  Taboo
   Nature as an indifferent       Difference,
    force acting in human           deterministic universe
    lives                          Forces of heredity and
   The “brute within”-             environment as they
    storng emotions--               affect the individual
    conflict-- man vs. nature
    or man vs. himself

				
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