Student Resources: Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Crane, London, & Naturalism

Created August 26, 2010

Heavily influenced by social and scientific theories, including those of Darwin, writers of naturalism described—usually from a detached or journalistic perspective—the influence of society and surroundings on the development of the individual. In the following launchpad, students will learn the key characteristics that comprise American literary naturalism as they explore London's "To Build a Fire" and Crane's "The Open Boat."

Type: Student LaunchPad