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Page 1—Realism: Kate Chopin1/21/15 Aim: How is realism reflected in the works of Kate Chopin? Do Now: List 5 things you learned about Realism from your peers and your own research.
GenreAmerican AuthorPerceived the individual as... RomanticsRalph Waldo Emersona god RealistsHenry James William Dean Howells Mark Twain simply a person NaturalistsStephen Crane Frank Norris a helpless object
Naturalism Naturalism was a literary movement or tendency from the 1880s to 1930s that used detailed realism to suggest that social conditions, heredity, and environment had inescapable force in shaping human character.realism Naturalistic works exposed the dark harshness of life, including poverty, racism, violence, prejudice, disease, corruption, prostitution, and filth. As a result, naturalistic writers were frequently criticized for focusing too much on human vice and misery.racismprostitutionvice Naturalist write also depicted determinism in their literature. For determinism, the idea that individual characters have a direct influence on the course of their lives is supplanted by a focus on nature or fate. Often, a naturalist author will lead the reader to believe a character's fate has been predetermined, usually by environmental factors, and that he/she can do nothing about it. Character’s do not have free will!
Read “The Storm” by Kate Chopin Answer on page 1 of your notebook--What is the storm a symbol for?
Answer in your notebook What is the significance behind the setting? Find a quote for evidence.
Complete based on “The Storm” Realism TraitsNaturalism Traits
Activity Write a paragraph analyzing how this short story depicts realism and naturalism.
Turn and Talk: In what ways does Calixta take a fight for her female nature? In what ways does she fight against society?
Page 2—Story of an Hour1/23/15 Aim: How is irony present in Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour”? Do Now: What do you think about marriage? What age do you think is an appropriate age to get married? Why/why not?
Irony What is the difference between situational irony, dramatic irony, and verbal irony?
The Big Picture Irony Verbal Irony Situational Irony Dramatic Irony
Verbal Irony When you say one thing and really mean another. It is often similar to a sarcastic response. Example: When you appear to be sick and someone asks you if you ’ re okay. You say “ Of course! ” But in the meantime you are vomiting and fainting.
Situational Irony Occurs when a situation turns out to be the opposite of what you thought it would be. Example: The English teacher’s daughter doesn’t speak English
Dramatic Irony Occurs when the audience knows something that the characters in the story, on the screen, or on the stage do not know. It ’ s like the audience is more aware of what ’ s going on than the people in the production. This is used to engage the audience and keep them actively involved in the storyline.
Name that irony The owner of a fire extinguisher company’s house burns down because he did not own a fire extinguisher in order to put out the fire. Is this irony? If so, which type? After having a horrible day “Well I just have the best luck ever!” Is this irony? If so, which type? Emily’s grandmother dies in her sleep. Emily decides to visit her grandma and buy her flowers. The audience know that Emily’s grandma has passed away; however, Emily does not know this. Is this irony? If so, which type?
Activity List at least 3 examples of irony that you can find in your notebook from “Story of an Hour”. Be sure to label which type of irony each example is and how you know that. You can use the chart below for organization. Irony in “Story of an Hour”Which type of irony is this?I know this because…