Victorian Period – Pre Raphaelite Poetry

In 1848, a group of three young artists namely Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais founded a brotherhood known as "Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood" to reform the artistic establishment in Victorian era by restoring the medieval art which bears purity and simplicity. They disenchanted with the contemporary academic painting which emphasized on grand style. … Continue reading Victorian Period – Pre Raphaelite Poetry

American English Literature – Naturalism / Naturalist Writers

Naturalism as a literary movement took place approximately between 1865 and 1900. The concept of literary Naturalism was first propounded by the French author Emile Zola. Naturalists believed that the human character was shaped by social conditions, heredity, and environment; thus, human behavior is a product of these influences. Zola described characters as “human beasts” … Continue reading American English Literature – Naturalism / Naturalist Writers