Realism is a literary genre that places emphasis on accurate descriptions of everyday life. Realism focuses on faithfully portraying place, time, dialect and customs. It arose in the late nineteenth century as backlash against romanticism. Naturalism is similar to realism, but with more emphasis placed on characters inability to pull themselves out of situations imposed on them by outside forces -- whether economic, biological social, societal, or other. A Streetcar Named Desire is an example of both realism and naturalism.