Realism In Victorian Literature

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REALISM Realism is a literary movement which tries to show things, actions or social circumstances in point of fact without presenting them in the influence of feelings or other artistic ideas. (Duerksen, R. A. (1966). Shelleyan ideas in Victorian literature. The Hague: Mouton.) Realism as a word comes from Greek word “Res” which means real. Realism emerged in France during the mid- 19th centuary. (Realism (late 1800s-early 1900s). (n.d.). Retrieved March 26, 2017, from http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3753924) Honoré de Balzac was credited for creating literary realism in French literature with his description of French society in his novel La Comedie Humaine. (Honoré de Balzac. (2017, March 25). Retrieved March 26, 2017,…show more content…
These are: faithfully representing life as it is, rejecting idealizing conventions, taking subjects from contemporary life, representing middle class attitudes, referring to work of a particular period. (Ltd, F. M. (n.d.). Visual Arts Gr11 Learner's Guide. Retrieved March 26, 2017, from https://www.scribd.com/doc/101022170/Visual-Arts-Gr11-Learner-s-Guide) Realism is strongly marked in these poems: Geoffrey Chaucer: The Miller's Tale, William Shakespeare: My Mistress's Eyes, Thomas Hardy: Friends Beyond.(REALISM IN POETRY. (n.d.). Retrieved March 26, 2017, from http://www.textetc.com/traditional/realism.html)
To sum up, Realism is a movement whose effects are seen in literature, poetry and art. Realism has some characteristics in literature and writers from all around the world used these features in their works. (Realism (late 1800s-early 1900s). (n.d.). Retrieved March 26, 2017, from http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3753924) Poetry and art are also affected by Realism and they give us the picture of lower class people and their everyday lives. (Realism Movement, Artists and Major Works. (n.d.). Retrieved March 26, 2017, from
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