The Open Boat | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Gregory A. Schirmer

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of The Open Boat.
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Critical Essay by Gregory A. Schirmer

SOURCE: Schirmer, Gregory A. “Becoming Interpreters: The Importance of Tone in Crane's ‘The Open Boat’.” American Literary Realism 15, no. 2 (autumn 1982): 221-31.

In the following essay, Schirmer explores the tension between the varying tones of “The Open Boat.”

None of them knew the color of the sky. Their eyes glanced level, and were fastened upon the waves that swept toward them. These waves were of the hue of slate, save for the tops, which were of foaming white, and all of the men knew the colors of the sea. The horizon narrowed and widened, and dipped and rose, and at all times its edge was jagged with waves that seemed thrust up in points like rocks.

Many a man ought to have a bath-tub larger than the boat which here...

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