realism literature test

what is realism?
a style of writing developed in the 19th century that attempts to depict life accurately without idealizing or romanticizing

realism :
-often wrote about middle or lower classes
-looked at “local manners”
-sought to explain “why” ordinary people behave the way they do
-often relied on the emerging sciences of human behavior such as biology physiology sociology often answer questions
-often relied on own insight and observsation

the change from romanticism to realism in american fiction was large in part due to historical and social changes name the changes
civil war
growth of railroads
mass immigration
rapid industrialzition