For this assignment, you will write a 750-1000 word, analytical essay on Realism and Naturalism. In a well-developed, organized, and thesis-driven essay, please respond to the following question(s):
In what specific way(s) do the authors we read define, exemplify, and/or challenge the key principles of literary realism and/or naturalism?
How do the realists/naturalists exemplify stasis or dynamism in the genre of the American short story?
Practicing MLA format (Jewett 333) or (London 506), you will need to use Mark Twain “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras Country”, Sarah Orne Jewett “A white Heron”, Henry James “The Real Thing” and one additional outside source to support your thesis and rationale. You may think it beneficial to include the anthology’s/story’s introduction(s) if you wish, but this is not a requirement (be sure to correctly cite those as well). Please include an introduction (complete with a hook and thesis), PEAT (point, evidence, analysis, transition) paragraph organization, directly cited evidence to support your essay’s development, and a conclusion that does not simply restate your thesis and paper but instead focuses on the larger social significance of the topic.
2. “The Celebrated…” how it defines and what it talks about
3. “A white Heron” what it talks about and how it defines
4. “The Real Thing” what it talks about and how it defines
From the Books introduction, you can find the ways they defines Naturalism and Realism.