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Naturalism Definition

Naturalism is a genre in literature that outlines human character keeping in mind the role of family upbringing, social circumstances and environment. 

Naturalism, is a theory that relates scientific method to philosophy by affirming that all beings and events in the universe are natural.  It is a type of extreme realism. Naturalism suggests a philosophical pessimism in which writers use scientific techniques to depict human beings as objective and impartial characters. Naturalism portrays a deterministic view of a character’s actions and life.

Writers use scientific methods to portray human beings as objects and unbiased characters. The term naturalism defines a type of literature that tries to apply logical principles of impartiality and objectivity to its study of human beings. Naturalist works of literature often emphasis on the immoralities of human misery and humanity in a persistent way. A key aspect of naturalism is determinism; i.e., the certainty and faith that all activities and proceedings are driven by forces outside to an individual's personal choice.

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