From Romanticism to Realism to...
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By Lucy Adams
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a pen wizard? If you have, then this article is just for you! I hope my notes will help you to get acquainted with this literature flow and push you towards writing something exciting.
Probably, the first half of the XIX century has the most influence of all the subsequent literature past, present, and future. Back then, the dominant direction that the literary world was moving towards was realism, which just replaced romanticism in the XVIII century. This thought of realism has captured the minds of writers so much that we can find its essence even in the progressive XX century!
Well, literature is always closely linked to other forms of art, and that’s why we consider realism not as a purely literary phenomenon but rather a global trend in art.
The Features of Realism
The main goal of realism is, of course, a faithful reproduction of reality. Along with it, there are some other distinctive signs:
The list goes on, but I hope I was able to drive the point home. A scholarly writer-realist seeks to show life in all its details -- with academic precision, so that to make the reader feel, being in the same environment with the same people as the story suggests, the main character is always an ordinary man or woman, like you and me, who faces the same problems and injustices.