American Literature Essay Realism & Naturalism

 Introduction to Volume C of The Norton Anthology of American Literature 

Sarah Orne Jewett, “A White Heron” (516-522)

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, “A New England Nun” (640-648)

Charles W. Chesnutt, “The Goophered Grapevine” (726-732)

Hamlin Garland, “Under the Lion’s Paw” (775-784)

Choose two of the stories you read for this week and compare/contrast their representation of place/region/geography.  What is the relationship between character and setting in these two stories?  In other words, how are characters’ identities related to their locations?

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