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Reality in Literature 1 Reality within Literature Pieces Ashley Dyal English 125: Introduction to Literature Jason Romero April 13, 2010
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Reality in Literature 2 Reality within Literature Pieces When it comes to reading choices most people find themselves drawn to certain comfort zones. Once these comfort zones are determined they are rarely strayed from. The obvious reason for these comfort zones would be because of the way one is brought up and the current way of living. When a person chooses a realistic piece of literature, one normally will choose a piece that is related somehow most to their own situations in life. This brings the internal conflicts or overall themes to a sense of reality for most readers. The reality of the internal conflicts or themes draws many to some of the most respected pieces of literature. In reading the literature textbook many great pieces are apparent, but not all can be mentioned without writing a whole other book. The particular pieces that seem to have the best relation to reality in overall entirety are that of the short story “Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason (p 67), “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin (p 38) and that of “A Doll House” by Isben Henrik (p 1666). The mixture of a drama and a couple of short stories show us how the sense of reality sparks the interest in not only the story, but the simple fact that those that long to read such pieces relate to such conflicts in their own lives. Most of these conflicts are battles within a main character that turn towards those that are around them. Ultimately, giving a better conflict that most can relate in some form to our own lives. This can be very well seen in the short story of “Shiloh”. In “Shiloh” (p 67) we see the biggest conflict being that a married couple that has been together what seems like forever, battle the biggest battles possible in a marriage;
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Reality in Literature 3 this being the loss of a child. This puts major strain on the marriage from the time it originally happens. It can be very visually seen that Norma and Leroy struggle with isolation, even when in the same room together. Leroy is bound to give Norma the home she has always wanted, since he is home now, probably permanently. The conflict itself shows that Leroy is trying with all his might to make things work, wither Norma wants to try or not. “Shiloh” (p 67) tends to show the raw emotion that sometimes gets swept away with all the hustle and bustle of daily lives and those simple desires that tend to be
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course ENG 125 taught by Professor O'donnell during the Spring '09 term at Ashford University.

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