Flashcards in A03 Literary Context Deck (6)
Common characters - society corrupted by materialism.
Social realism aimed to change a specific social problem, civil war demanded truer literature
More brutal than realism.
Characters usually lower/middle class. Putting men against nature. Taboo topics
Fragmented. Alienation and disconnection. Faulkner? Grief over past. Stream of consciousness
Celebrated African-American life. Allusions to African spirituals
Big Boy Leaves Home - Richard Wright (1938)
Nomenclature- Big Boy, Bobo, Buck - dilly, dehumanising.
Descriptions animalistic - “blew like a hippopotamus”