This literal analysis will explore the theme of naturalism/ realism as exemplified in the three stories and three poems. The three short stories that will be analyzed includes: The living is easy by Dorothy West, Blueprint for Negro writing by Richard Wright and A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Handlebars. Moreover, it will explore three poems namely; we real cool, the lovers of the poor and Malcolm X. Realism is the representation of something on stage as they appear in real life situation. In the narrative, A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Handlebars uses the classical narrative realism style to develop the plot of the reiterative.
The entire narrative is centered on many characters. The main protagonist in the narrative are Mama, Beneath, Walter lee, Ruth and Travis. When the narrative is presented, its plot is usually changed and interrupted and the main conflicts are resolved at the end of the narrative. The author uses main conflict of man versus man to depict realism. The central conflict is evident where family members fight over their clashing dreams. Some characters like mama wants to acquire a house, Walter Lee wants to invest in liquor business with his friend while Walter’s sister Beneath, intends to spend her funds in paying school fees.This is evident where one of the siblings claims “Mama.
.. Mama-?I want so many things.
.. Very many things that will drive me crazy…
“. The conflict is resolved when Walter loses the deal and Beneath finally gets married to Nigerian who agrees to get her back to college. In the next narrative, titled Blueprint for Negro Writing, Richard Wright depicts social realism as he describes his model of how a Negro writer should write highlighting daily situations of Native American writer and African American writer.In page 104, points out that a Negro writer should learn to recognize the life of a black living Chicago South Side or in New Work’s Harlem. He wants black writers to embrace realism by composing works that focus on Negroes and their struggles of the past.
For African American writers, even more so than for American African politicians, patriotism is a mystifying and difficult question, the full implications of which cannot be handled in a paper of this kind.But among the black American workers and the African American middle class, he spirit of patriotism is prevalent in a hundred oblique forms; and a simple literary realism, which aims at depicting the lives of these individuals, devoid of broad social implications, devoid of nationalist tendencies, devoid of the revolutionary implication of even its patriot tendencies, must do a rank discrimination to the black people and distance their possible partners in the fight for liberation.Moreover, in the narrative Going to Meet the Man, Baldwin illustrations of the under-privileged and poor Afro-American communities are unregimented, dramatic and accurate, in the form of unimpressive realism as the naturalist authors require. He describes vividly the real conditions Of these communities in page 59.
Majority of them had no money.They lived together in three and four in rooms with one window, a sole hard cot or in structures that seemed neglected, with cardboard in the skylights, with temperamental plumbing in wet, paved yard, in dim, dead-end paths, or on the outer terrifying heights of Paris. All these are depictions of realism of the poor conditions that Afro-American communities persevered. Furthermore, authors depicts the style of realism or naturalism in poems Furthermore, authors depict the style of realism or naturalism in poems.