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    Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane is a book that was written in 1893 that approaches the question of gender and class roles in the late nineteenth century America. Maggie, the novel lead, is a lonely character and the only one to ever truly love throughout the entire novel. Whether she was simply in love with the dream of a better life or actually in love with Pete is irrelevant. The girl was a dreamer, and she dreamed only of escaping the harsh world she was destined to live in…

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    After reading the text and truly understanding Tom Dudley and Edwin Stephen's situation, I am one who says they did what they must to survive. At that time, society thought of those men as monsters not realizing that they were doing what they had to do get on that lifeboat. As the story reads, that the boat was drifting on the ocean, and was probably more than 1000 miles from land; that on the eighteenth day, when they had been seven days without food and five without water, D. proposed to S.…

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    Zoe is a normal teenager that attends high school in the big city of New York. She talks and acts like a regular New Yorker. Zoe connection with others is amazing to observe. During school hours Zoe spends the majority of her time in her classroom whether she has class or after school office hours. She is always with her friends. The majority of her friends are in the 10th grade and are taking the same classes as herself. Her group of friends are considered to be the “popular girls”. Her and her…

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    We have all been told that we are in charge of our destiny, that it is up to us to determine what our future will look like, and that we are in control of the choices we make. What if that were not the case? What if we have been fooled into believing that everything is in our hands and then we try our hardest to end up becoming something that has already been planned for us by a power larger than existence? The Naturalism genre conveys the power that our society and social restraints have…

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    liveliness originates from the clever way with which Crane combines these topics into a basic, absurdity driven at society. In the initial three chapter , Jimmie battles an rival gang, a part of his own pack and strikes his sister. His father kicks his child and battles with his wife. Maggie drags the distress Tommie down the road to the apartment. her mother who also does violence to her spouse and destroys the furniture and beats her, however in Maggie Crane 's account examing deeper than…

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    “The Calm” by Sean O’Brien is a four part metaphor representing the infinite serenity of the ocean and the stars as well as the revolving of a lighthouse in comparison to the people who have fallen from the light. In the first three stanzas we see beautiful metaphors comparing the rolling of the waves to the movement of the stars and, the revolving of the lighthouse to the tilt of the harbor. The poem continues to describe the inhabitants of a nearby bar who have fallen from stardom, sharing a…

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    Generally writers receive heavy criticism for naturalistic writing, due to the movement’s pessimistic and blunt style. (Literary devices) One of the most quintessential naturalistic writers was Stephen Crane. He was born in Newark, New Jersey on November 1, 1871. (Poetry foundation) Crane was the youngest…

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    Disillusionment In Maggie

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    born into. Many people, in real life and fiction, are examples and success stories of this dream. Many other people, however, fall short of reaching their goals. In Maggie, A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane, that idea of the disillusionment of the American dream is on full display. Crane shows disillusionment through the setting and through the characters Pete and the titular Maggie. Maggie is set in the Bowery, a poverty-stricken section of New York City, during the late nineteenth…

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    The phenomenon that Stephen Crane created back in the late 19th century is referred to today as The Uncanny Valley. This valley is a graph that represents the spectrum as to which a person perceives an object as human and how it inversely grows less genuine the more realistic the object is supposed to be. By placing Henry in the Uncanny Valley he duplicates the tale of Frankenstein and his Monster but without giving the Monster a voice to express itself. Crane wants to be judge, jury and…

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    People tend to judge each other and act cruel to them if they differ from what they are used to. They make it seem like the person that is different is the monster, but it is themselves since they treat each other cruelly. In The Monster by Stephen Crane, Henry Johnson is viewed as the monster because he got his face severely burned. His face got burned from saving little Jimmy Trescott, from a burning house, now the town’s people see him as a hideously dangerous monster that no one wants to be…

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