Essays Tagged: "Open Boat"

3 components of the literary school of naturalism in Stephen Cranes "The Open Boat"

In Stephen Crane's short story "The Open Boat", the American literary school of naturalism is used and three of the eight features are m ... ler, is of course a victim of determinism. Even as he was so close to land and no longer out in the open sea, nature still takes its role in determining his fate.Objectivity refers to how the author d ... ntrolling force are ever present, make, in my opinion, the sea the most important character in "The Open Boat", the four men are just the way in which this is brought through to the reader.

(3 pages) 133 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cosmic irony in "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane.

Stephen Crane's 'The Open Boat,' is thought to be one of the finest stories ever written by an American. Crane usesa them ... verse is so large and man is so small that the universeis indifferent to the plight of man. In 'The Open Boat,' Crane's theme, cosmic irony, is illustrated through the use ofsymbols for isolation, ins ... c irony is where things serve no purpose, and there is truly no care for anyone oranything. In 'The Open Boat,' the power of the ocean against the insignificance of the boat, is a prime example ofindi ...

(2 pages) 160 0 3.8 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What are the themes found in Crane's Open Boat?

In "The Open Boat" Stephen Crane uses repeating themes of character experience, action and imagery to convey ... reted by the light objects are seen in, as well as the distance the subject is from the action. The opening sentence, "None of them knew the color of the sky," initiates the reader into a world of que ... tes the story. Using the premise of finding 'truth' as Crane's goal, a very high proportion of "The Open Boat" deals with the journey rather than the concluded interpreted truths. If one were to envis ...

(10 pages) 218 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane - comparison essay to the responses of characters in a short story. 600-700wrds - Discuss the responses to Nature of a character or number of characters in

The short story "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane, tells a story about the physical and emotional pressure caused by natur ... ifferently to the emotional and physical stressors that nature threw at them while stranded in "The Open Boat". In the end each crew member was crucial to their survival and success of the journey aga ...

(3 pages) 106 0 4.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How bravery is shown in "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane

of bravery but simply try to help in a time of need. A person, who shows an example of this in the Open Boat, is the captain. The captain displayed his courage, although with no intentions in the end ...

(3 pages) 91 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Reflective essay on my personal life.

The Sculptor of LifeAfter reading "The Open Boat" and reflecting back on my life, I realized that I am who I am mostly because of the envir ... ohol, I either leave or try to avoid it as much as possible. Furthermore, I think my social mindset opened up when I spent two years living in Korea. Living in Korea enabled me to not only experience ...

(2 pages) 158 1 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Open Boat" by Crane.

The Open Boat is a particularly interesting story because of the great detail that author extends and be ...

(1 pages) 100 2 3.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Tell-Tale Heart," by Edger Allen Poe, and "The Open Boat," by Stephen Crane

ImagesAs I read "The Tell-Tale Heart," by Edger Allen Poe, and "The Open Boat," by Stephen Crane, I was torn between the classic realism in "The Open Boat," and the aty ... ctive in keeping my interest and imagination running.Stephen Crane gives a sense of realism to "The Open Boat" due to his real life tale of survival of a shipwreck on his way to Havana (Crane, p. 192) ... e detail makes the story easier for the reader to picture. The reader feels as if (s)he were on the open seas. For example, when Crane was describing the size and movement of the boat, "Many a man oug ...

(4 pages) 86 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Indifference of Nature vs. Virtue of Man in Stephen Crane's The Open Boat. Explores irony, symbolism, and color imagery.

Indifference of Nature Versus Virtue of Man in "The Open Boat"Although he failed to reach the tender age of twenty-nine, late-nineteenth-century America ... inst the religious and social norm of the era through his writings. In one of his later works, "The Open Boat," Crane chronicles the experiences of four shipwrecked sailors maneuvering a dinghy off th ... nd rhythmic sense of style, successfully incorporating irony with symbolism and vivid imagery. "The Open Boat" calls for man to move beyond the cold indifference of Nature in an attempt to transcend a ...

(5 pages) 144 1 3.9 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Religion in Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage

e was born in 1871 and died in 1900. He was the author of famous works such as the short story "The Open Boat", and novels such as Maggie: Girl of the Streets and The Red Badge of Courage. The Red Bad ... ring at the youth, had changed to the dull hue to be seen on the side of a dead fish. The mouth was open. Its red had changed to an appalling yellow. Over the gray skin of the face ran little ants...h ...

(8 pages) 60 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is a short essay entitled Stephen Crane's Open Boat. This essay is a brief look into the underlying themes of Stephen Crane's story.

Stephen Crane's Open Boat is an excellent example of realism. The dominant theme of the story seems to tell of the s ...

(1 pages) 86 0 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Open Boat: Additional Perspective

Stephen Crane's ''The Open Boat'' is generally acknowledged to be among the masterpieces of the modern short story. The qu ... d of accounting for what appear to be certain awkwardnesses of style, tone, and point of view.''The Open Boat'' has been hailed as an example of naturalistic fiction at its best until recent years, wh ... on in all the arts. Thus Peter Buitenhuis asserts in a recent study [''The Essentials of Life: 'The Open Boat' as Existentialist Fiction,'' Modern Fiction Studies, 3, 1959, 243-250],'''The Open Boat' ...

(10 pages) 99 1 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Interpreting the Uninterpretable: Unreasoning Nature and Heroic Endurance in Crane's The Open Boat

Ever since it was first published in 1897, ''The Open Boat'' has widely been considered a masterpiece of literary realism. All of the most recognizab ... out any of the false heroism or romantic plots that characterized other contemporary fiction. ''The Open Boat'' has no plot in the traditional sense; it is almost a mere description of thoughts and ev ... as if it were a journalistic account. Yet, despite its appearance as an objective narrative, ''The Open Boat'' raises deeply philosophical issues and is rife with symbolism. When analyzed closely, it ...

(7 pages) 86 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Open Boat" - By Stephen Crane.

In his short story, "The Open Boat," Stephen Crane shows us a universe totally unconcerned with the affairs of human kind; an ... the correspondent, and the cook, stranded in the ocean in a small boat. Crane's descriptions in the opening scenes already show the antagonism between the men and the sea and Nature's lack of concern ... deship is born between the characters that goes beyond mere associations and keeps them afloat."The Open Boat" gives us a dose of reality that seems bitter at first, but gradually brings the character ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane

In the story "The Open Boat" the author, Stephen Crane, uses a lot of figurative language. Figurative language is used ... ative language that the author uses is a simile. The waves seemed "thrust up in points like rocks" (Open Boat pg. 107). When reading this quote from the story the reader can really see how big those w ... like huge rocks. Another quote from the story which was an understatement was "a night at sea in an open boat is a long night" (Open Boat pg. 117). In this quote Crane is using figurative language to ...

(3 pages) 44 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Themes of Nature, Brotherhood, and Knowledge in "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane

In "The Open Boat" Stephen Crane uses the sea and four men adrift in a dinghy as a framework for communicati ... life. The four men are helpless against the indifferent, yet overwhelming forces of nature. In "The Open Boat," Stephen Crane not only comments on the role of nature and God in the life of man, but th ... mportance of community and brotherhood, and the nature of an individual's journey to knowledge."The Open Boat" was written following Stephen Crane's real life experience when a ship he was aboard, The ...

(11 pages) 47 0 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Naturalistic Views Of Jack London And Stephen Crane

ce of characters in their environment. One such naturalistic theme explored in Stephen Crane's, The Open Boat is nature's indifference to humanities fate, a key point for which Stephen Crane attempts ... e Crane is depicting that nature is the player or force who holds all the cards or relating to, The Open Boat the lives of the four characters or man in general."The little boat, lifted by each to ...

(4 pages) 39 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Naturalism Versus Compassion In The Open Boat

Naturalism versus Compassion in The Open Boat        During the late 19th-century, literature makes a distinct shift fro ... contributes much to the Naturalism movement by mitigating this often-brutal style of prose. In "The Open Boat," Crane allays the cruelty of fate with his compassionate portrayal of the shipwrecked c ... ormats. In doing so, Stephen Crane relieves much of the traditional harshness of Naturalism in "The Open Boat" with his enduring character portrayals.

(2 pages) 22 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison Of The Open Boat And The Law Of Life

ries in the early 1900's often conclude their stories with a death or tragedy. Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat"� and Jack London's "To Build A Fire"� both follow this pattern by illustrat ... ality are non-existent or unimportant in his perception of nature.In contrast, Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat"� exemplifies other ideals of nature and the human psyche. In his story, three feat ...

(5 pages) 24 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Stephen Crane's " The Open Boat"

Naturalism and Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat" Naturalism is frequently cited as one of the dominant literary movements of 19th century ... ent offer a striking example of American naturalism. In Crane's often anthologized short story "The Open Boat", the careful reader can detect Crane's careful mixing of naturalist elements which result ... in one of the most powerful American tales ever told.Beginning with its compelling and often cited opening line, "None of them knew the color of the sky" (Lauter 715), "The Open Boat" functions as a ...

(7 pages) 25 0 3.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers