Essays Tagged: "Realism"

Georges Seurat: The Neo-Impressionist

f peasants, stone breakers, and other people at work. Georges Seurat rebelled against the empirical realism and spontaneous nature of Impressionism with the use of science to derive strictly composed ...

(4 pages) 103 0 3.0 Nov/1995

Subjects: Art Essays

Puddn'head Wilson by Mark Twain

e lets everyone else know too. Twain was a realist because he showed some of the characteristics of realism in his works such as, humans begin as a blank slate whose reality is shaped by experience, a ... heir ancestors were.Twain proves to be a realistic writer by showing some of the characteristics of realism in his works such as, humans begin as a blank slate whose reality is shaped by experience, a ...

(5 pages) 87 0 4.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

_Understanding the Obsession_, a psychological examination of the main character's sexual compulsions in Oshima's "In the Realm of the Senses".

to Oshima's film is some level of awe, either good or bad, at the level of practically pornographic realism filmed with Oshima's personal deep color wash and non-intrusive cinematography. By the sheer ...

(6 pages) 96 0 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

The Effect of Realism on Leo Tolstoy shown in "The Death of Ivan Ilyich"

The novella, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, shows the influence of Realism on its author. Leo Tolstoy. The illusion of reality, the main theme of the novella, is an as ... on its author. Leo Tolstoy. The illusion of reality, the main theme of the novella, is an aspect of Realism that Tolstoy effectively used in this novella. Other attitudes of Realism that were used by ... the reader feel as if he were looking in on events happening in real life. These are all aspects of Realism that show through in Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich.Tolstoy's intent when writing this n ...

(3 pages) 185 1 3.9 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The philosopher, Aristotle

of Aristotle have left many after him to contemplate his theories andattitudes toward life and his Realism movement.The time in which Aristotle lived was one where to be heard one had to possess a lo ... ainst histeacher's philosophies were centered on the Platonic theory of Forms. Aristotle started theRealism movement which objected to the idea that the material world is unimportant and ashadow of ex ...

(4 pages) 223 0 3.7 Apr/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

1989 AP British Literature Question. Explain the use of Biblical allusions and how it advances the work as a whole. Road to Jezebel's: Biblical illusions in Margaret Atwood's the handmaid's tale.

ds Offred, whose real name is never revealed, a prisoner because she is a woman. Atwood adds to the realism of Offred's situation by using Biblical allusions. Almost everything within the novel has a ...

(5 pages) 68 0 3.5 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte, a direct assault of Victorian morality.

listic portrayal of life during that time. Ultimately, the controversy of Bronte's novellied in its realism, challenging the role of women, religion, and mortality in theVictorian society.In essence, ...

(4 pages) 93 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Tolstoy, and the value he places on characters . Speaks of "Anna Karenina "

tion in Anna Karenina by creating characters, both major and minor, that contribute to the sense of realism.The most striking feature of Tolstoy's minor characters is that although they may only appea ... stoy provides the reader with details of the characters appearance and actions that give a sense of realism. For example, the waiter that Stiva and Levin encounter at their dinner, although a flat cha ...

(7 pages) 82 0 3.5 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Realism In Fitzergerald's "The Great Gatsby"

place it above the rest. One of The Great Gatsby's best qualities is Fitzgerald's incredible use of realism. This realism is evident in the development of plot, setting, and characters throughout the ... e Great Gatsby is well known for its deeply entangled plots and sub-plots. At first Fitzgerald used realism to develop these plots by choosing plots that would be beleivable to readers. For example, t ...

(3 pages) 162 1 4.1 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Italian Renaissance. Speaks of Donatello, Brunelleschi, da Vinci , and Michelangelo

Knight. The remarkably flat relief shows an extensive landscape (Ward).Donatello's effective use of realism appears in the statue of a prophet know as Lo Zuccone 'The Pumpkinhead,' which he created ab ...

(9 pages) 237 0 4.7 Apr/1995

Subjects: Art Essays

Describe the importance of the Renaissance in Italy.

dualist movement (the "successful demonstration of human powers"), the artistic (and architectural) Realism approach, and as the divine right of the church and its clergy became more scrutinized, it h ...

(2 pages) 87 0 4.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

An Objective Comparisson between "American Beauty" and "The Sixth Sense",

standing and control. The most notable qualities in these films were their incredible dedication to realism and, while integrating lighter ideas into the plot, their exploration into the darker and le ...

(6 pages) 84 0 4.1 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"What are the basic tenets of Realism and Naturalism? why are Stanislavski's System and Chekov's plays perfect vehicles for them?

low with society and not drastically alter to fit in with the world's ever changing ways. These are Realism and Naturalism. When combined, they form a powerful, truthful and powerfully real theatre. T ... with his dramatic writings and specifically, with his work in The Cherry OrchardThe main beliefs of Realism and Naturalism are that the theatre needs to shun melodrama and spectacle and, instead, pres ...

(4 pages) 136 0 3.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

A brief history of drama

d on principles like emotion, intuition and seeking God. During and after the 1800's naturalism and realism began to play major roles in the area of drama. Naturalists such as August Strindberg and re ... display daily life and street language with real settings meant to display a message or cause. With realism comes real language, strong plots, realistic settings and social critique. In realistic play ...

(3 pages) 118 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Discuss the notion of realism in "The Prime of Miss J. Brodie".

Realism is a very prominent feature in this novel. The use of such historical dates and references g ... cters taking the same route and seeing the same sights as she did throughout her life. The sense of realism is therefore present throughout the book. As mentioned it is a very prominent feature and th ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The effect of Hip Hop on Modern Culture

o does the cycle of modern trends. It moves from extremes, from one pole to another. On one side is realism, the ideas of reason and science, represented by such movements as the enlightenment and rea ... ld. There is not a form of expression that has not been touched by its wide sweeping influences. As realism was to romanticism, so was hip hop culture to the decadence of the late seventies, early eig ...

(8 pages) 358 1 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Realism and how authors like Mark Twain and F. Scott Fitzgerald give a "tell it like it is" writing in the stories. An author can only write realistically about what he/she knows.

In American literature realism, is an approach that attempts to describe life without idealization or romantic subjectivity ... roduct of social factors and environment is the important element in the dramatic complications.The realism sought to explain why ordinary people behave they way they do. What, for example, fuels the ... mal behavior--biology, psychology, and sociology--as well as on their own insights and observations.Realism from 1865 to the present has changed. As authors have moved into a global world, their writi ...

(7 pages) 122 0 3.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Future of Warfare- Thought Paper

nd. Within the next one hundred years, warfare maybe all but over. Advocates of both liberalism and realism can see beyond a reasonable doubt that the end of large scale armed conflict is imminent. Re ... ng conflicts will be small skirmishes between groups and civil disturbances.On a theoretical level, realism is a doctrine that believes that humans have an inherent drive for conflict and power (Kegle ...

(6 pages) 127 1 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Master of his own fate "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin

e: he believes that he can - and must - succeed where others have failed. As one of the founders of realism, Pushkin's treatment of Hermann is not a kind one: the man with "the profile of Napoleon" (p ...

(6 pages) 89 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Forces of Naturalism"

The Forces of NaturalismFollowing the declining of romanticism in the nineteenth century, realism and naturalism became more prevalent in American fiction. Stephen Crane and Jack London embo ...

(6 pages) 111 0 3.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers