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The Luck Of Roaring Camp Romanticism

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The Luck of Roaring Camp centers around the birth of a child and the events that followed as a result in a mining town. The most obvious realistic trait of the story was the emphasis on the characterization of ordinary people with flaws, rather than their idolization as would be typical in a Romantic work. Emphasis on characterization lies not with the main character Lucky, as would be typical, but the adults surrounding him. The miners' flaws included their lack of sympathy towards violence, such as the day the camp didn't react to French Pete and Kanaka Joe's shooting and killing each other in 1850, and their relative indifference to the death of Lucky's mother, "Cherokee Sal," in childbirth. Great detail is also expended on the sinfulness
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