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A Ruined Life in "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets"

Summary: In Stephen Crane's "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets," Maggie's family's dysfunction and the family's poor living condition cause Maggie's ruined life. Crane's story is part of the absolute realism or naturalism literary movement, which sought to tell stories of real daily life.
In his story Maggie: A Girl of The Streets, Stephen Crane writes about the attentive characterization of scornful environmental and family influences that eventually destroy a woman's life. "Pete did not consider that he had ruined Maggie. If he had thought that her soul could never smile again, he would have believed the mother and brother, who were pyrotechnic over the affair, to be responsible for it." (49) Here is where Maggie actually is told to leave by her lover and is wandering the streets because she doesn't know who to turn to; surely not her abusive alcoholic and she isn't wanted by her lover anymore. Many people can relate to not having a perfect life and being rejected by others and not knowing where to go and what to do next. Crane obviously took from his experience in New York...

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