Social Realism

Part I: Describe the qualities of life in America that TWO of our authors this week were criticizing. Do these criticisms seem valid to make of today’s America?

Part II:  Try a gendered/ feminist reading of 2 readings not mentioned in your Part 1 response. Describe what the writers seem to be saying about masculinity and/or femininity. Are these stereotypes/expectations still present in contemporary life?

The authors/works for this forum include: Mark Twain, “War Prayer” Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” Robert Frost: “Mending Wall” Edwin Arlington Robinson, “Richard Cory” Edwin Arlington Robinson, “Miniver Cheevy” Varshika Srivastava “Modernist Exponents in Robert Frost’s Poetry: A Critical Analysis” Danny Heitman “Verse and Adverse”