A. An examination of life as it actually is. B. A romantic portrayal of life. C. An examination of the countryside versus the city. D. A sad and depressing view of reality. E. A type of writing that examines nothing but death.
Option A - An examination of life as it actually is, is the right answer.
American Realism was a style in art, music and literature that represents contemporary social realities and the lives and everyday activities of ordinary people. American Realism started in literature around the 19th century. American Realism began as a reaction to rejection of Romanticism.