In philosophy, realism is the belief that reality lies outside of the human mind; it is the focus on things that can be observed as well as things that exist independently of what the human mind believes to be true. An e... More »

Examples of realism in art include: Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," the works of Winslow Homer and Gustave Coubert's "A Burial at Ornans." Examples of realism in literature are the works of Mark Twain and Henry James. F... More »

Left realism is a term that refers to a perspective in crime and deviance developed in the United Kingdom in the 1980s as a reaction to what criminologists believed to be a failure of the left-leaning political parties t... More »

According to Oxford Dictionaries, fantasy is something that is produced by the imagination, whereas reality is something that is exists independently from the mind. A person's understanding of reality is affected by the ... More »

The law of attraction is the belief that you create your reality by attracting the things you focus on. To use the law of attraction, ask for what you want, believe you can get it and be open to receiving it. More » World View Social Sciences Psychology

Both romanticism and realism are plot-driven. Setting is also very important in both. Though both forms of literature share these qualities, they employ them in very different ways. More » World View Philosophy

According to Professor Paul Brians of Washington State University, realism in literature was a movement that, in reaction to Romanticism, focused on the real world and familiar kinds of characters as opposed to the fanta... More »