The origin of what is today referred to as American socialism can be traced in the Nineteenth century. This was basically a movement that was intended to be a reaction to curb romantics and what was then referred to as sentimental prejudice which was associated with women writers. Although many scholars say that the realist had a lot of influence on both the European and the American writings, American realism was only considered to be geared towards the narrative fiction. This however did not mean that writers did not apply its ideals to both drama as well as fiction.
Indeed many writers and critics of the nineteenth century associated the word of realism, to one influential writer of French origin, Madam Emily Zola, whose work put much needed emphasis on lives of the lower class people, human sexuality, and further more morality. America, which was strongly under the influence of Puritanism, always resisted such themes and declared them to be highly inappropriate. This ensured that they continued to cling on to their long held values of idealism and optimism, which were commonly associated with the Romantic Movement. Over time, many writers did come up to challenge this theory.
In the book 'Who has seen the wind', the wind to plays an extremely significant role. This is because Prairie realism and local color literacy are thought to have a close association, which includes emphasizing and enhancing the role of place within the novel. In this piece, we realize that it is easier for some people to describe realism for what it is not rather than for what it actually is. For example, after the civil war, American writers turned against what was the traditional method of primary romantics and develop other better methods.
Mitchell tells us a story of a boy who finds himself in a mysterious life, encompassed with three elements. These elements are of death, spirit and God. The greatest aspect of this novel lies in how it sensitively evocates Brian O'Connell's inward feelings, which are sometimes associated with several experiences of death. In his quest to try and understand the world around him, Brian gets to learn about life in town also in prairie. The environment also plays a significant role in the book. It has a considerable influence over the lives of people. This can be clearly observed, by the impact it has on Brian as he tries to understand his environment.