The Fault Of The Wild By John Green Essay

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“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, does it meet with the traditions of other well-known works of literature? John Green has written several books and is considered to be a #1 bestselling author. He has won awards such as the Printz Medal, and the Edgar Award (Green) but would his recent book hold up under the test of traditions that made books such as “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London a great piece of literature?
Historical works of literature written many years ago, these works of literature are still read today consist of many different writing styles. Traditional writing went through specific periods such as, Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, and Regionalism. How does a book such as “The Fault in Our Stars” compare to the standards of writing from the past?
In addressing just two aspects of traditional literature, Realism and Romanticism it can be shown that “The Fault in Our Stars” was written with both of these writing styles influencing the story, and this particular book will be recognized as a great work of literature and referenced throughout time.
Realism, found in “The Fault in Our Stars” was a literary movement in the late nineteenth century defined by William Dean Howell “is nothing more and nothing less than the truthful treatment of the material” (Norton Antholgoy - Franklin, Gura, Kinkowitz, Krupat, Levine, Loeffelholz, Reesman, Wallace) In “The Fault in Our Stars” even though the characters of the book or story were fictional, realism was…

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