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The Theme of "The Open Boat"

Summary: The Open Boat is a story about four people of different backgrounds bonding on a small boat. The genres of people on the boat are: an Oilier, Captain, Correspondent, and a Cook. The two prominent themes throughout the novel are brotherhood, and man vs. nature.
The men coming together to accomplish goals, despite their different backgrounds, reveal brotherhood in the novel. The second theme, "Man vs. Nature" is revealed by the men getting so close to being rescued, but then nature would prevent there rescue somehow. In the good times and bad, the men created and maintained a brotherly bond, that helped maintain an attitude on the ship that allowed them to eventually get rescued.

The story reveals a tremendous amount of brotherhood throughout the story, but in order to appreciate the crew's challenge to achieve brotherhood one must first realize the diversity of people on the boat. In the two-day two-night adventure, there are three prominent examples of brotherhood. The first example is reveal by the crew's willingness to follow the captain's orders. Brotherhood is revealed in this example by the confidence shown in his other crewmembers to...

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