The Open Boat Essay | The Correspondent as Spokesperson and Mediator in Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat"

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The Correspondent as Spokesperson and Mediator in Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat"

Summary: The essay gives an original and specific analysis of how the Correspondent functions as the spokesperson and the mediator in Stephen Crane's naturalistic story The Open Boat, and how significant he is in revealing the naturalistic themes in the story.
The Correspondent: the Spokesperson and the Mediator

in Stephen Crane's “The Open Boat”

Stephen Crane's “The Open Boat” has long been acclaimed as a fascinating exemplar of Naturalism, generating many studies that range from the indifference of Nature to the “psychological growth of the men through the experience” (466). The psychological growth happens to every man on the boat, yet is mostly depicted through the voice of the Correspondent and in the form of his questioning and contemplating their desperate situation. Being a correspondent, who is innately able as well as inclined to interpret and communicate ideas, the Correspondent is singled out to articulate the mind of his three fellowmen and of Stephen Crane himself, should the story be seen partly as a journalistic account of his own adventure. Therefore throughout the story, the Correspondent takes the mediating role...

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