Martin Crane

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  • Salvador Alvarenga's Fishing Journey

    A fishing trip turns into a terrifying test of survival after Salvador Alvarenga becomes one man against the sea. Salvador Alvarenga loved the simple lines of the fiberglass craft. No cabin or roof. Just a 25-foot-long narrow, canoe-shaped boat designed to carve up the waves like a huge surfboard, agile and fast, with the engine mounted on the back. Alvarenga was a 37-year-old Salvadoran fisherman living and working in Mexico. A heavy drinker quick to pick up the tab, he had no family tying…

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  • Archetypes In The Headless Horseman

    According to Haviland, “Verbal arts generally transmit and preserve a culture’s customs and values” (341). Throughout the United States, the story of the Headless Horseman, a verbal story described in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” is well-known in American folklore. It is a scary story that many children tell around the campfire in an attempt to scare one another, saying that if someone is not careful, the Headless Horseman will come for them. However, many Americans do not realize that this…

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  • Gothic Elements In The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, And Somnambulism

    of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving and Somnambulism by Charles Brockden Brown contain gothic elements in the form of terror, horror, fear of unknown, madness, and setting of the story. In the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the school teacher, Ichabod Crane, falls in love with a new girl who comes into the town of Sleepy Hollow. Her name is Katrina Van Tassel, and another man…

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  • Red Badge Of Courage Realism

    Stephen Crane was one of America's foremost realistic writers, and his works have been credited with marking the beginning of modern American Naturalism. His Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage (1895) is a classic of American literature that realistically depicts the psychological complexities of fear and courage on the battlefield. Influenced by William Dean Howells's theory of realism, Crane utilized his keen observations, as well as personal experiences, to achieve a narrative vividness…

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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 ship…

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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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  • How Does Stephen Crane Create A Struggle In The Open Boat

    The short story “The Open Boat” by author Stephen Crane, tells the tale of four unlucky men that become stranded at sea in a small lifeboat after they are forced to abandon their steamship. The survivors were composed of an oiler, a cook, a captain and a correspondent. At first the men focus on keeping the lifeboat afloat as they wait for someone to come and rescue them. However, soon the gravity of the situation hits the men and they realize that they are on their own, so the four men then…

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  • Romanticism In Stephen Crane's Maggie A Girl Of The Streets

    Stephen Crane characterized the characters of the novel through their actions and interactions with other characters during the story. Such as Jimmie, from the opening scene it was obvious he was violent and did not care much for rules and even his own safety. In the opening fight scene Stephen Crane wrote,“In the yells of the whirling mob of Devil’s Row children there were notes of joy like songs of triumphant savagery. The little boys seemed to leer gloatingly at the blood upon the other…

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  • Naturalism In Crane's Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets

    in the 1890’s would go. Maggie erroneously makes the connection that because Pete dresses well he is of a higher class than her. She desperately wants to escape the slums, but falls endlessly deeper with Pete the character who in fact ruins her. Crane writes in chapter ten, “I was by me door las’ night when yer sister and her jude feller came in late, oh, very late. An’ she, the dear, she was a-crying as if her heart would break, she was. It was deh funnies’t’ing I ever saw. An’ right out here…

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  • Man Vs. Nature In The Open Boat By Stephen Crane

    Century Time and time again we see man enter the boxing ring with nature. In most cases nature will triumphantly overcome and destroy man, however, there are situations where man miraculously overcomes nature. In “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane, four men attempt to find land after their ship has sunken. These men are on a boat that barely fits them, with an ocean that has no end, no food, and no way of finding land. As the great Rocky Balboa once said “Its not about how hard you’re hit,…

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