Literary perspective

The short story “The Moose and the Sparrow” by Hugh Garner has several elements of literary realism.

One such element is the depiction of everyday experiences and of the day-to-day life of members of the working class. The characters and the setting are realistic, and the plot is believable. Another element of realism is the use of simple, clear language. The events are presented in a straightforward manner. There is also a great deal of detail, for instance, when Mr Anderson discovers the burn marks on the tree trunks. 

Another element is the presence of important contemporary social issues. Bullying is a social issue, as well as an important theme in the story. The story also discusses abuse of power, as Moose uses his position as foreman to bully Cecil. People’s attitudes ...

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