English 2205 American Literature 1865 to Present

English 2205 American Literature 1865 to Present

English 2205 American Literature 1865 to Present Spring Semester 2021 Due: February 12 by 11:59 PM CST First Quiz (Part 1) Discuss and define FIVE of the following terms in at least 3-4 sentences. Be sure to relate the terms to the readings. Victorian Rationalization Southwest Humor Tradition Grand Tour Theodicy Expatriate The Royal Nonesuch Frontier Thesis (Part II) Respond to ONE of the following questions. • Define and discuss literary realism. Who were the three leading figures of this movement? How were these three writers similar, and how were they different? • Compare and contrast Huckleberry Finn, the central figure in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Daisy Miller, the subject of the story in Henry James’s novella, Daisy Miller. How are they alike? How are they different? • Based on my lecture, discuss the theological implications of W. D. Howells’s short story, “Editha.” How do Editha Balcom’s and George Gearson’s “theologies,” or, conceptions of God, differ? “