The Blue Hotel Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the use of colors to create the mood at the hotel and at the site of the fight.

Explain the methods used by Crane to make the story move smoothly and quickly.

Discuss the reasons why the Swede's personality can be described as "complex."

How does the temperature in the three following scenes lend itself to the mood: the area around the hotel by the fire; the area outside the hotel where the fight takes place; and the street where the Swede walks to get to the saloon?

The story is said to have psychotic implications. Relate how the color the hotel is painted reflects this theory.

Discuss three different roles the character of Scully plays in the story.

Give several examples of how Crane uses the speech of his characters to reflect their personalities.

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