12471. Works and Themes of Ayn Rand Compared With the Naturalists.
Rand favored a type of "romantic realism" in literature, and the use of heroes who exercise their free will. By contrast, the Naturalist writers (such as Zola, Tolstoy, and Shakespeare) tend to emphasize the role of fate and the helplessness of their characters. 10 pages, 42 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.
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