The Portrait of a Lady
Updated: Feb 1, 2021
After watching the two-part video lecture series on US literary realism, answer one of the two following questions below (if you're not the first person to respond, please feel free to reply to your classmates' posts in your response too). When citing a passage from the book, it's fine to just put the chapter number in parenthesis. You do not need to cite the exact page number for an informal blog post.
Citing one particular passage from the assigned reading for today, identify a place in The Portrait of a Lady where you see evidence of James drawing upon one of the social sciences mentioned in Part I of the "Overview of Realism" video series.
Citing one particular passage from the assigned reading for today, identify a moment where you see James conforming to or departing from the conventions of US literary realism as described in Part II of the "Overview of Realism" video series.
Note: your responses need only be a paragraph in length.