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The New Naturalism From Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle
Directions At the time Upton Sinclair was writing The Jungle, a new literary movement known as naturalism was appearing in America. Emanating from France, its primary characteristics were outlined by Vernon L Parrington in The Beginnings of Critical Realism in America. Using Parrington’s outline below, indicate in the spaces following each item how far you believe Sinclair’s The Jungle fits the definition of naturalism.
Directions Open up the linked inspiration document and create a new web that supports the 7 levels of the outline of Naturalism. You may use paraphrases or direct quotes from your text. This printed web will be the basis for a paper you will write. Word Template
Objectivity: “Seek the truth in the spirit of the scientist.” Add an example to your template
Frankness A rejection of Victorian reticence Add an example to your template
Attitude An amoral attitude toward material. The naturalist is not a judge, he holds no brief for any ethical standards Add an example to your template
Philosophy A philosophy of determinism. This is the vital principle of naturalism, setting it off from realism. Add an example to your template
Pessimism A bias toward pessimism in selecting details. A reaction from the romantic conception of a purposive will Add an example to your template
Characters: Characters of marked physique and small intellecutal activity--persons of strong animal drives. Add an example to your template
Characters: Characters of excited, neurotic temperament, at the mercy of moods, driven by forces that they do not stop to analyze Add an example to your template
Characters An occasional use of a strong character whose will is broken. Add an example to your template And then you may print out your web once.