Crane, London, and Literary Naturalism

Students identify the key characteristics that comprise American literary naturalism in Jack London's "To Build a Fire" and Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat." In this naturalism analysis lesson, students identify characteristics of the genre in American literary naturalism, conduct in-depth character analysis for the stories, and compare and contrast the two writers' styles. Students write an essay of comparison.

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10th - Higher Ed
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