Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

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    Stephen Crane makes sure we see that violence was a trend in New York tenements he does this by providing the story in which includes fights , abuse and a lot male dominance. In Maggie: A Girl of The Streets starts of by including a scene in where Maggies brother Jimmie is involved in a street fight in Bowery neighborhood of New York's Lower East Side. Right from the beginning we are introduced with some sort of violence going on . From this we would infer that wouldn’t be the last time we would be hearing from that . In this short story Maggie and her family live in poverty, abuse , and she lives with her alcoholic mother who rarely pays attention to her . Her younger brother which turns out to be rather violent and her father which is only…

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    of the novella: Maggie a Girl of the Streets discusses the impact of social environment through symbolic characters and setting. Crane describes the tragedy of individuals who are destroyed by their environment. The theme of social environment demonstrates the impact society has on people and shows how easily subjected people are to becoming products of their environment. The "environment" that an individual is brought up in influences the decisions that a person makes. Crane presents hopeless…

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    Naturalism in Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Crane’s Maggie:A Girl of the Streets is fundamentally a work of naturalism with a few elements of realism. Donna M Campbell explains in Naturalism in American Literature, that much of the naturalistic literary movement focuses on taboo topics such as violence, poverty, prostitution. Naturalism has other characteristics such as static characters and Social Darwinism, characters who are controlled by their environment and have very little “free…

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    sounds like where they are from, others may deviate, and attempt to find a home elsewhere. In their novels The Scarlet Letter and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, Hawthorne and Crane’s both depict characters that are walking embodiments of their surroundings, and characters who are the opposite, and through the struggle of the latter character they illustrate how difficult it is for one to form an identity and become more than their roots in a constraining…

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    The character of Maggie Johnson in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets exemplifies how environmental factors can be so inhibiting that they can dictate the rest of one's life. In 19th century America, the only way a woman was able to advance socioeconomically was through marriage. Marriage was extremely important to women because it was their chance at a better life—another way in which gender was an uncontrolled factor providing situational disadvantages among the poor. However, it is for this reason…

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    Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Because of the conditions Maggie and Pete lived in, Pete treated Maggie in the way he was taught to. In Stephen Crane's novel, we are led to believe that the ideal man has live up to what the society has developed. In chapter one, the text says, " Down the avenue came boastfully sauntering a lack of sixteen years, although the chronic sneer of an ideal manhood already sat upon his lips"(Crane 1). In this passage we are introduced to the ways in which boys are…

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    However, he goes on to say “No doubt there are (corrupt) people in tenement-houses, but that they represent the great body of the tenement-house population I entirely deny” (Huntington “Tenement-House Morality” 1887). Huntington claims that hard-working men and women leading noble and pure lives are just as present in tenement-houses as feeble minded and corrupt people. Jacob A. Riis claims that generations degrade in the slums because of “the influences that prevail there” (Riis “The Problem of…

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    Maggie A Girl of the Streets: A Story of New York centers around a girl who deals with many issues. The story centers around Maggie, Jimmie, Mary, and Pete. Crane could have just called the story Maggie, but the full title is more fitting. A girl of the streets suggests she is a prostitute, and a story of New York tells us that Maggie’s environment may play a role in the story. There is constant tension in this environment that most children would be unable to thrive in. Maggie’s death can be…

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    was a good idea, based upon they would not be paying taxes; and they believed they did not deserve raised taxes on liquor due to the damages caused by the Civil War. For others, many people’s outcome was affected in many negative ways. In the story Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, Whiskey contributed to the main characters down stream; such as alcoholism, abuse, negativity and even hatred. In the Evil Beast, the Whiskey Ring showed families and neighbors different morals. This scandalous ring was…

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    novella “Maggie, A Girl of the Streets”, the abundant examples of situational and dramatic irony highlights the personalities of the characters, characterizes individuals, and contributes to the development of the mother-daughter relationship between Mary and Maggie making it easier to relate to the characters and their problems. Mary develops as an ironic character in her nature as a mother and a drunk alcoholic. On the other hand, Maggie believes that despite her unfortunate childhood she can…

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