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Kobayashi 1 Yohsuke Kobayashi Ms. Lamoreux Honors British Lit. P 1 24 Feb. 2014 Realism in Defoe’s Work All throughout British literature, writers have used different styles of writing to portray their stories. During the emergent age, lyrics poems and epics were widely popular. Next, the writers of the medieval ages focused on capturing elements medieval romance. After the romantic era, realism gained popularity as some writers rejected the idea of romanticism. The time period in which Daniel Defoe lived in helped him to capture realism in its purest form by depicting the harsh truths of life during his time. The three novels Robinson Crusoe, The Journal of the Plague Year,
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Unformatted text preview: and Moll Flanders display elements of realism. Without some of the grim events that occurred during Defoe’s time, he may never have been a realist author. • Define realism • Apply realistic characteristics to each character/event • Talk about realistic elements from The Journal • Use article Journal of the Plague year Overview • Use the text • Discuss Realism in Robinson Crusoe • Use the text • Use article Robinson Crusoe by Samuel Coleridge • Discuss aspects of realism depicted in Moll Flanders • Use article Moll Flanders Overview Kobayashi 2 • Use the text • Evaluate the effect of realism on British Literature...
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