Psychological Realism

Psychological Realism - experience.-No traditional story...

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Psychological Realism The following are aspects of Literature's Psychological Realism genre: -Psychological Realism is interested in recording inwardness of experience. This means that there is a focus on interior landscapes, the inside of a character or characters minds. -Physical aspects are present but evasive. -Thoughts are sometimes memories, "cinematic flickering" or retrospect. This means the narrative will flash backwards and forwards in time, focusing on the character's mind and memory, instead of daily journey. -Novelists necessitate heavy imagery--images fuse with sound and sight, forming a perceptual
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Unformatted text preview: experience.-No traditional story line.-Readers presented with character's consciousness and must move through the character's thought patterns and subconscious.-Use of stream of conscious technique.-Motif (flexible) of a quest--ceaseless becoming.-There is a creation of self-by-self for the character(s).-Fluid reality-- must be captured before becoming aloss.-Merging of past, present and future through sensory perception. The present loses its static nature and fades into additional levels of time. This forms what Virginia Wolf calls a "luminous halo."...
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course ENG 332 taught by Professor Null during the Spring '12 term at GWU.

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