Literary Manifestations of the Organic World

Celia Belmonte


This essay discusses the manipulation of the organic, "natural" world in 19th century American literature. In Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Walt Whitman's Song of Myself, the organic world is tapped into in order to better enhance the plot as well as develop each work's characters. This essay compares and contrasts the three authors engagement with the "natural" world and analyzes how each author used it to enhance their work.

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