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Realism

1855-1900.
Common characters - society corrupted by materialism.
Social realism aimed to change a specific social problem, civil war demanded truer literature

2

Naturalism

1880-1900.
More brutal than realism.
Characters usually lower/middle class. Putting men against nature. Taboo topics

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Modernism

1900-1946
Fragmented. Alienation and disconnection. Faulkner? Grief over past. Stream of consciousness

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Harlem Renaissance

1920s
Celebrated African-American life. Allusions to African spirituals

5

Big Boy Leaves Home - Richard Wright (1938)

Nomenclature- Big Boy, Bobo, Buck - dilly, dehumanising.
Descriptions animalistic - “blew like a hippopotamus”

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The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1892)

The husband, John, calls the woman a “little girl” - derogatory term like “beautiful little fool”.