Horatio Alger, Jr. Essay | Alger and Crane: Mythic Vs. Realist

This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of Alger and Crane.
This section contains 1,261 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Alger and Crane: Mythic Vs. Realist

Alger and Crane: Mythic Vs. Realist

Summary: Compares the styles of writers Horatio Alger and Stephen Crane. References the works Ragged Dick and Maggie a Girl from the Streets. Explores hwo each writer confronts issues facing 19th century New York City.
Stephen Crane and Horatio Alger are both authors who discuss issues that deal with New York City in the 1800's. They are different in one major way. Crane is known as more of a realist, whereas Alger is known as mythic. Two examples that distinguish these authors' styles are Maggie, A Girl Of The Streets, by Crane and Ragged Dick Or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks, by Alger. Both stories illustrate attempts to rise to the upper classes of society or become "respectable."

Crane's story is about a girl named Maggie who grew up in a life that would cause any person with feelings to have the utmost sympathy for her. To explain briefly; her brother was a roughneck in the community, her mother and father were alcoholics, a younger brother died at a young age, and they lived in...

(read more)

This section contains 1,261 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Alger and Crane: Mythic Vs. Realist
Copyrights
BookRags Student Essays
Alger and Crane: Mythic Vs. Realist from BookRags Student Essays. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook