The Open Boat | Literature Criticism Max L. Autry

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of The Open Boat.
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Max L. Autry

SOURCE: "The Word Out of the Sea: A View of Crane's 'The Open Boat'," in Arizona Quarterly, Vol, 30, No. 2, Summer, 1974, pp. 101-10.

In the following essay, Autry examines Stephen Crane's use of the sea in his "The Open Boat" to demonstrate the weakness of man and the futility of human struggle against nature.

Although presented as an anticlimax and beautifully understated, the death of the oiler holds the key to Stephen Crane's study of mankind in "The Open Boat."

As the most significant single occurrence in a work composed primarily of inner action, Billie's drowning gives meaning to the final periodic comment:

When it came night, the white waves paced to and fro in the moonlight, and the wind brought the sound of the great sea&#x...

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