The Open Boat | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Ralph Ross John Berryman, and Allen Tate

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of The Open Boat.
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Critical Essay by Ralph Ross John Berryman, and Allen Tate

SOURCE: Ross, Ralph John Berryman, and Allen Tate. “Stephen Crane: The Open Boat.” In The Arts of Reading, pp. 254-88. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1960.

In the following essay, Ross, Berryman, and Tate investigate whether “The Open Boat” is based on a true story and provides an analysis of the first paragraph and the cast of characters in the piece.

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The other stories we have studied have been definitely stories, invented things. Babel's epic figure Benya Kirk is said to have had an original, or model, in some actual Odessa gangster, but how fully the author's imagination is at work in that story we have seen. A story like Hemingway's “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” comes to us...

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