Genre - Realism in Flaubert Woolf Marquez Terms Genre Genre...

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Terms Genre Genre Contract Classic Realism Impressionism Magic Realism
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General Features of Classic Realism Omniscient third-person narrator Characterization built up through external details, description by narrator Action is generated by events in the outside world Linear, chronological plot Anti-heroism, "sacrifice of pleasure" Scandalous, superfluous, useless descriptions: those that serve neither plot, theme, characterisation, or aesthetic tradition, but rather the interests of realism.
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Examples of Classic Realism in “A Simple Soul” “Eight mahogany chairs stood in a row against the white wainscoting. An old piano, standing beneath a barometer, was covered with a pyramid of old books and boxes” (76). * * * “ ‘Oh, yes, your nephew!’ And shrugging her shoulders, Madame Aubain continued to pace the floor as if to say: ‘I did not think of it.—Besides, I do not care, a cabin-boy, a pauper—but my daughter—what a difference! just think of it!— ’
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Collen during the Spring '08 term at Simon Fraser.

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