Side note: I’ve missed 4 weeks of this semester due to pre-deployment training for the army and am so far behind in my classes. I suck at writing papers so it doesn’t even have to be a great paper, just need a decent grade. I’ll leave a good tip as well, let me know if there are any questions, and thank you in advance. Prompt: Although naturalism is a fairly short-lived movement in American literature, it has an enduring influence on Modern and Postmodern writers. Define naturalism and its characteristics, and then show how it has had a pervasive influence by considering 2 modernist and 2 postmodern writers. Requirements: Clear and direct thesis, with quotations backing up every claim. Must address 4 writers and the stories we’ve read from them from the semester. (provided below) Modernist writers: Robinson, “Richard Cory” and “Eros Turranos” Hemingway, “Soldier’s Home” and “The Killers” Faulkner, “Barn Burning” Postmodernism writers: Baldwin, “Sonny’s Blues” Ward, “Racism is Built into the Very Bones of Mississippi” O’Brien, “How to Tell a True War Story”