Define the function of one characteristic in local-color realism by contrasting one work by a woman (Freeman, Jewett, Chopin, etc) to one by a man (either Twain or Harte). What do the gender differences between the stories reveal about the purpose of the defining characteristics of local color?

Define the function of one characteristic in local-color realism by contrasting one work by a woman (Freeman, Jewett, Chopin, etc) to one by a man (either Twain or Harte). What do the gender differences between the stories reveal about the purpose of the defining characteristics of local color?

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