Compare Of Naturalism In ?The Jungle? And ?Maggie? Essay

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Compare Of Naturalism In ?The Jungle? And ?Maggie?

Stephan Crane's "Maggie: A Girl of the Street" and Upton Sinclair's "Jungle" are both
representing the real life when they are compared with each other. The events and the
opinions in these short stories are corresponding with naturalistic thought and it is
showed by observation technique to the readers. The characters of the stories are become
the victims of the social laws that they are struggling to breach the social and economic
problems which are set upon them at birth. Thus, it is important to fit the characters to
‘naturalism' because the social circumstances, even environments, are natural and hence
unavoidable. When both these stories are read, it is seen that they fit to all these
aspects of ‘naturalism'.

Stephan Crane's "Maggie: a Girl of the Street" is an observation of a real life and the
characters of the story are depicted from their childhoods to their adult life in order to
present the elaborating incidents of real life, better. The main characters of the story
are Maggie and Jimmie, who are brothers and sisters. The story takes place in the quarter
of a town called "Rum Alley"; the inhabitants of this quarter are low scale people and we
can say that, showing apparently the inhabitants daily lives depicts pessimistic way of
life. These depictions help readers to conceive the circumstances and the living condition
of the characters. People of the quarter accept and adopted to live a life of worst,
degrading and have no future. Though Maggie is not the only one who born into the poor
conditions, but it is Maggie, who tries and desires to attempt to relieve herself of them.

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