Realism Reflection

Analyze two of the Realists selections & then compare them to the previous ideas of the Romantics.  This will be a 3-5 paragraph response – sort of a mini-essay.  Selections include: “To Build a Fire” (481), “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (424), “The Battle with Mr. Covey” from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (399), and from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (407).

  • Compose an introduction where you talk about the main ideas of the Realists (from your notes, our discussions, & the unit introduction in your text).
  • Analyze two of the selections & show how each reflects / represents the ideals of the Realists.  You cannot get an “A” on this assignment without quoting from the selections.  Move beyond summary and into analysis.
  • Conclude by discussing how & why these authors’ texts are so different from Emerson, Thoreau, and Poe.

Save to your F: drive and print & turn in to Borger at the end of the hour today.