Monday, March 16, 2009

In what ways is realism a reaction to romanticism?

11 comments:

Gangler Bangler said...

Realism is a reaction to Romanticism because after thinking about death people began to see that they should live life to the fullest. And as people did that they began to see that people are not always good.

msj10SCelestina said...
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msj10SCelestina said...

Romanticism was the first to come up in writing. As the years went on, romanticism developed into realism. This makes the two very similar in many ways. Realsim is the writing of actual events and things that are not changed. Romanticsm is about nature and its power.

mark said...

Realism is similar to romanticism because some romanticism is death and love. In realism it talks just about that kind of stuff. In real life we fall in love and in real life we die it's just how the world goes round.

Michael Leviski said...

Realism and Romanticism were born in two completely different times. Romanticism came first and then Realism followed, so they do have some similarities between them. Both of the styles applied to their own time period, with Romanticism dealing with the fantasies of life and Realism, which dealt with real emotions and situations in life.

Ritchie Pevo said...

Although Realism and Romanticism were acknowledged and discovered in different times, they do have some sort of relation. Realism began as a reaction to romanticism, in which subjects were treated idealistically. In other words, both realism and romanticism focus on the primacy of spirit or mind over matter most of the time. This is clearly what links the two forms of literature together. Romanticism began with discussing the spirit or mind in detail—although, it was not necessary for the story to be completely realistic or an account of a real life experience. After that came realism, which continued to focus somewhat on the spirit or mind, but it was necessary for these stories to be an account of a real life experience and convey interest in or concern for actual things.

jamie said...

Romanticism was literature written with a lot of emotion involved in it. It was however, lacking something. People could not relate to these stories. Romanticism stories such as, The Raven, most people could not relate to because it was about a man going insane. Realism solved this problem. Realism took this same amount of emotion involved in the romanticism stories but they put the emotion in common day situations. This way the reader could relate to the stories.

10Jbrown said...

Realism is a reaction to Romanticism because realism deal with the every day life fiction.What happens in these stories can actually happen in real life, and would happen in the 1800's. Romanticism focused more on art and not always being real. It was either really dark, or really light Herman Melville's Moby Dick was a Romanticism story. It was a dark kind of Romantic story that dealt with a white whale that terrorized a Captain on a ship. In real everyday life this would never happen showing that this story is definitely not a realism story. "The story of an hour however is a Realism story because it dealt with real feminism in the 1800's.

coreykieff said...

Realism is a reaction to Romanticism because people first thought of imaginery natural ideas that were of the mind. Then they came up realism, where people begin to come to reality and expressed how life really happened.

kfrance said...

Realism is the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practically and literal truth.(I actually didn't copy&paste that and wasted time typing it out like I'm doing now) Romanticism is impractical romantic ideals and attitudes.

bigprettyKEVIN ROSS said...

Realism is a reaction to Romanticism in many ways; after people read all the depressing stories they wanted something that would make them happy, something that would help them realize that life should be lived to the fullest and the writings began to become happier and realism was started.
Kevin Ross