Psychological Realism in Literature
An examination of psychological realism in Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum," and Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis".
# 124237 | 2,000 words | 19 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (American) , Literature (English) , Literature (European (other)) , Shakespeare (MacBeth)
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This analysis provides a discussion of psychological realism in literature as illustrated in the works of three authors: 1) Shakespeare's "Macbeth,"; 2) Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum,"; and 3) Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis."
From the Paper:"Salizaliha Mustapha notes that psychological realism in literary texts offers the possibility for readers to reconstruct each aspect of information offered in a text through different angles or perspectives. In Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum", all three authors resort to the use of psychological realism to reinforce their themes and to provide audiences with multiple perspectives or psychological frames of reference with which to understand them and their characters. By using psychological realism, all of..."
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