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Essay | The Open Boat: Crane's View of Naturalism

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of The Open Boat.
This section contains 1,083 words
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The Open Boat: Crane's View of Naturalism

Summary: Essay discusses Stephen Crane's view of naturalism as expressed in his novel "The Open Boat."
To define one's purpose is at the very least human nature and at the very most the meaning of life. Humans seek the significance of existence and try to define it in many ways. There are thousands of religions and countless seminars to help people discover the point of human existence. The idea that we may all be irrelevant in the grand scheme of life or to the universe is not a popular position. In his short story "The Open Boat" Stephen Crane shows a universe that is unconcerned with the struggles of four men within a small boat lost at sea. Through the characters' experiences Crane shows the human struggle to survive as viewed in a naturalistic perspective as opposed to other prevalent 19th Century concepts.

There are four men stranded on a boat who are introduced in the beginning of the...

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This section contains 1,083 words
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