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  • Epic Boat Trip Essay

    Epic Boat trips: The Loop So you decided to take a long boat trip. Preparing for your long journey ahead can be one of the most exciting and/or terrifying parts of the trip. Everything from needing to know where you can fuel up, to how much food and water you need to have on board to be prepared for anything, is hard to plan for. Luckily for you, I’m here to help with some advice and provide other resources for you to check out to be fully prepared for your boat trip. The Loop: The Loop is a 5,000 – 7,500-mile trip (depending on the route chosen) that goes along the Mississippi river, through the great lakes, around the east coast of the United States and entering the Mississippi river again to complete the loop. The maximum draft…

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  • Personal Narrative: How To Build Three Boats

    When I was in tenth grade, in my marine sciences class we had a group project, in which we had to build three boats. It was the first project of the year, and it was a big part all of our grades. The boats could only be twelve centimeters by twelve centimeters at the most and could only be comprised of the materials provided in the class, tinfoil, two popsicle sticks, straws, tape, paper, etc. Each boat had to serve a different purpose, sail straight, hold thirty dice, or survive waves, and the…

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  • The Open Boat Essay

    Stephen Crane’s short story, “The Open Boat”, is a great example of Naturalist writing. The story shows the struggle that four men face with nature and its uncontrollable tendencies. The four men are depicted as a captain, correspondent, cook, and an oiler named Billie. The story starts with these men out at sea on a dinghy after their steamer ship the Commodore sank. Naturalists believe that human beings are shaped by heredity and environment and dominated by economic, social, or natural…

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  • The Open Boat Nihilism

    “The Open Boat” Research Paper In the short story “The Open Boat”, Stephen Crane depicts the tale of four crewmen, hours after a disaster that destroyed their ship and left them sailing in treacherous waters aboard a life boat, trying to make it back to shore alive. The characters in the story share the same drive for survival and work beyond exhaustion to achieve their seemingly impossible goal to sail the boat onto a Cuban beach while being assaulted by the forces of nature. The Correspondent,…

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  • Ayn Rand's The Open Boat

    In the story “The Open Boat”, there are four men who are a captain, a cook, an oiler and a correspondent. They were in a tiny boat after their ship sank off the coast of Florida. At first, the crew thought they could be rescued because of the house for refuge and a couple of people showing on the beach. But the fact was cruel so that they were required to depend on themselves. So the captain decided to swim to shore when they still had the strength. In the end, everyone was rescued except the…

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  • Naturalism In The Open Boat

    For this article, it analyzes both Jack London’s “What Life Means to Me” and Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat.” Utilizing these two stories in light of the fact that both Jack London and Stephen Crane are legitimate naturalist essayists who show the thought of naturalism in two exceptionally unfavorable strategies. Naturalism portrays the extremely restricted control that people have over their own destiny in correlation to the powers of the regular world. In "The Open Boat", the men stranded on…

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  • Stephen Crane's The Open Boat

    “The Open Boat” is a short story based on Stephen Crane’s own experience of a shipwreck in 1897. The story shows how with faith and not giving up in a significantly bad situation can be turned into good. As a correspondent Crane was on his way to Cuba to follow the war. His ship the Commodore sank and he was stuck on a lifeboat for thirty hours with a cook, oiler, and captain. The four individuals had to maintain a sense of hope to be able to survive the ordeal. ( Looking at this…

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  • The Open Boat Naturalism Essay

    The Open Boat is a story written by Stephen Crane that portrays a main focus of naturalism in the lives of man, and how that nature is portrayed as malicious, through the sources A Man Said to the Universe and I Explain the Silvered Passing of the Ship at Night. Stephen Crane’s The Open Boat considers three stages of quotes in which the men are affected by nature itself; the storm, the survivors, and the rescue. To begin, Crane starts his anecdote with a miraculous life threatening storm. Crane…

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  • Flying Boat Research Paper

    Hughes H-4 Hercules, commonly known as the “Flying Boat” or “spruce goose” was, and still is, the largest wooden aircraft ever designed and flown5. It holds the record for having the biggest wing with a span of 320 feet, which could cover an entire football field2. Henry Fraiser was the man who first proposed the idea of the enormous flying boat based on the demand for a transport plane to support the activities of the US military during World War 24. Frasier approached the famous aircraft…

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  • Naturalism In Mark Twain's The Open Boat

    In “The Open Boat”, it is instantly recognizable that the men aboard the dinghy have no control over every aspect their situation. The crew steer the boat and row the oars, however as the men squeeze inside this tiny boat, they fall victim to naturalism. Naturalism says, mother nature is truly in control of the vessel, having no feelings of compassion or hatred towards it. Nature’s divine and uncharismatic power, is seen as nature hurls wave after wave toward the dinghy, sinks the captain’s…

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