Realism Essay Topics

Ethan from – Realism

The rise of Realism in 1855 was the time when farming began to industrialize, communication expanded through railroads, and Nationalism was yet again revived. On top of all these important transformations that have marked this period of time was the significance for literature with a new audience, new settings, and new characters. The novel, Ethan… View Article

Causal Realism & Idealism

We next part of the chapter the book discusses is Cogito, “I think, therefor I am” means that the act of thinking presupposes the existence of the subject – the thinker. This is important because it requires no other predicates. The mere act of questioning means that there is a questioner. The reading material then… View Article

Realism in Romantic poetry

Reality is abstract, as it depends on every individual’s own perspective. When Wordsworth says, “world is too much with us”, it depends on us how we look at the world, as every being has a world of his own. We acknowledge the events around us with whom we can relate, but ignore many other changes… View Article

The Rise of Realism- Questions

1. Define the term “Muckraker.” Be sure to include the name of the person who created it. The definition of Muckrakers is that they were American journalists and novelists during the first ten years of the 1900s. They exposed and wrote about the corruption that was happening in the government and business. Theodore Roosevelt was… View Article

Structural realism

I. Introduction Of the general theories of international relations, neorealism – or structural realism, as Waltz called it – is the one that is best confirmed by events after 1989 between the United States of America (USA) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Neorealism as a theory argues that the actions of states,… View Article

Social Realism

Social Realism, whether it is on paintings, photography and films became a tool for artist to let its audiences have a glimpse of what is really happening in the world. In many cases, arts such as paintings, photography and films are endeavor of the upper end of the society (i. e. the socialites). These things… View Article

DuBois and Washington: Realism in Fiction

In both DuBois’ work, The Souls of Black Folk, and Washington’s work, Up from Slavery, the reader is presented with viewpoints of emancipation from the oppressive slavery of being controlled under the harmful influences of the white elite. The stories of rising above one’s personal struggle and finding freedom during a time corrupt with racism… View Article

An Artwork of Modern Realism

Edward Hopper’s painting called ‘Portrait of Orleans’ pictures the town of Orleans back in 1950. The painting shows the point of intersection of a town road at daytime, with the viewer standing a little to the right in the middle part of the road. There are buildings on the further right side of the viewer,… View Article

The Realist Approach to International Relations

The realist approach to international relations has its roots in the state’s pursuit of power and the outright importance of the state above all else. Realism states that international relations should not be studied as how things should be but as how they are. We can distinguish between the ‘economic person’, the ‘religious person’, the… View Article

A Brief History of Drama

The time period from about 1650 to 1920 was ever changing in the world of drama. Neo-classicism sprung up from Greek and Roman models in Europe during the Enlightenment, Romanticism struck the Globe in the 1800’s based on principles like emotion, intuition and seeking God. During and after the 1800’s naturalism and realism began to… View Article

Realism and Naturalism

Throughout the history of theatre there have been many schools and styles. Theatre is ever changing as a reflection of society and what society wants. But out of all these styles, there are two which, when blended, produce a type of theatre that can always live and flow with society and not drastically alter to… View Article

Structural Realism vs. Classical Realism

When discussing classical realism and structural realism, there is always a debate about what distinguishes the two. There are similarities between the two realisms but to really understand each, one must understand the differences. Mearsheimer uses a great phrase to differentiate the two realisms. Mearsheimer states, “For classical realist, power is an end in itself,… View Article

The Concept of Beauty in Different Cultures

The philosophy of supreme beauty in art is an idea that has always been relentlessly changing. The 15th-16th century Renaissance period followed the Middle Ages in Europe, and thus the Renaissance perception of beauty was an accumulation of realistic and classically beautiful ideals as a revival in classical learning came about. Additionally, Renaissance art attempted… View Article