“The realist novel represents one of the great revolutionary cultural forms of human history. In the domain of culture, it has something like the importance of steam power or electricity in the material realm, or of democracy in in the political sphere. For art to depict the world in its everyday, unregenerate state is now so familiar that it is impossible to recapture its shattering originality when it first emerged. I doing so, art finally returned the world to the common people who had created it through their labour, and who could now contemplate their own faces in it for the first time.”
Both Hamlet and Real World represent youthful characters involved in dramatic situations.
Compare these two texts in terms of the ways they construct Youth as a cultural category by identifying and discussing both their SOCIAL CONTENT (i.e., social values specific to their respective historical contexts) and NARRATIVE DISCOURSE (i.e., particular formal techniques, structure).
In other words, how do Shakespeare and Kirino use that SOCIAL CONTENT and NARRATIVE DISCOURSE to construct YOUTH as a cultural category?