The Open Boat | Critical Essay by George Monteiro

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of The Open Boat.
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Critical Essay by George Monteiro

SOURCE: Monteiro, George. “Text and Picture in ‘The Open Boat’.” Journal of Modern Literature 11, no. 2 (July 1984): 307-11.

In the following essay, Monteiro considers three possible sources for “The Open Boat.”

Only the most primitive critical response would insist that Crane's fictional treatment of his experience of shipwreck off the Florida coast on New Year's Day 1897 could have been drawn directly and transparently from immediate life, that the author, moreover, had only to recall the details of existence aboard the small open boat, along with his moment-by-moment reactions to his plight and situation, to produce his “tale intended to be after the fact,” as he described the story. In this note I shall attempt to show how in two key instances in “The Open Boat...

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