THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT

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THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT

THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLATJosh Bodnar

REALISM?Realism is a form of writing that emerged post civil war and was developed to display what was really happening. During the war the not many accounts were written because they lacked a sufficient lens to show the horror that went on. Realism used characters emerging from the slums to reveal their opinions on society they show problems with society.

Photography changed realism into more than just writing becase they were able to capture the moment rather than romanticly display the events. This photograph shows a completely different perspective on the war than the painting below.

I, like the character of John Oakhurst, offen find the struggle of leadership difficult expessially under pressure such as surviving in the evinronment with little to eat. I can certainly relate to be forced to work with not the most trust worthy of conpanions.

The modern television show, "What would you do?" features a hidden camera that records peoples actions in scenarios like this one on the right. Realism is displayed in this through the pshycology. They are studying how people judge and react to stange situations. In the story of the outcasts of poker flat the author locks characters in the wilderness and observes their behavior.

"The Outcasts of Poker Flat" represents many of the the worlds criminals, gamblers, and drunkards allong with the innocents through the characters of this novel. They earch represent social classes and different "levels" of the world. The author brings it out to large contexts by connecting the characters to all conttexts.

Like the short story, "To Build a Fire" the outcasts must battle their way through the elements. Each piece shows the strugggle of a protagonist against the harsh world. This kind of realism is often known as natualism. Freezing tempuratures ultimatly become the downfall of both parties. The authors show just how cruels nature and human beings can be.


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