Does The Politics Of A Time Period Influence Literature

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In general, the politics of a time period influence its literature because the author is exposed to the politics in many ways. The author might have read about it in the news, heard about it from friends, or have had a personal experience of some kind with it. I think authors incorporate the politics deliberately sometimes and just by influence at other times. For example, in “The Pedestrian”, Ray Bradbury writes about a character who gets arrested for walking at night in a future where if anybody is different they are considered a criminal. He wrote this story because he had a similar experience in his own life in the 1950’s; it was a time where people would be accused of being communist if they were out of the
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