Realism & Naturalism

Realism and Naturalism arose out of the same historical context. First, describe that context. Then, in a brief examination of the Realism stories,

show how they exhibit the traditional characteristics of Realism. During the course of your discussion, you should address the three different

brands of Realism listed on the Reading List: Local Color Realism, Objective Realism, and Psychological Realism. These three types share many

characteristics, but please also describe how they are different. Next, describe what Naturalism and Realism have in common, and the main component

that sets them apart. Finally, using the stories you’ve read for examples, discuss how the term “survival of the fittest” informs Natural

Determinism and Social Determinism (or Social Darwinism). Remember to use specific example from the texts you’ve read to support your discussion