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    The Open Boat Symbolism

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    The Open Boat by Stephen Crane is told from a third-person perspective. The only mind through out the book the narrator has insight to is the correspondent. The narrator suggests all four men are thinking and feeling the same things. Throughout the book the oiler is the only character given a name. The oiler (Billy) has not eaten or slept in days like the others, right before the ship sank he worked double-watch in the engine-room, still he continues rowing. Any time the correspondent tries to talk to Billy he never responds with annoyance. When the men are tossed from the boat Billy darts ahead strong towards shore. The beginning of the book describes the captain as injured through out the book he can only give instructions to the other men. Common sense would say is anyone died in the end it would have been the injured captain not the strong named character that became the favorite of the story.…

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    The Open Boat Nihilism

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    “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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    The Open Boat Sparknotes

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    The story “The Open Boat” tells of men on a small boat in the middle of the ocean. Has you keep reading the story details of it come to spring up throughout it. A shipwreck had occurred moreover, there were only four survivors. One of the survivors names is Billie he was much built and a muscular man; he rowed one of the oars of the boat. The other three survivors were the cook, an unknown person, and the captain of the ship that wrecked. As the tiny boat drifted through the ocean it was…

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    The Open Boat Psychology

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    The Open Boat Psychological Analysis In Stephen Cranes “The Open Boat” four men are stranded at sea in an open boat. Having been crew members on a ship the men are all forced to work together to survive. The men face a massive physical battle but a psychological battle just as large. The men are alone in the middle of the ocean just trying to survive. The psychological battles they face is mental fatigue, loneliness, and patience. Throughout the story the men are faced with a massive test for…

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    The Open Boat Analysis

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    The experience of reading Crane’s The Open Boat, isn’t distinctly adrenaline pumping nor is it overwhelmingly emotional. The reader, as well as the men in the boat, do end in a starkly different scenario than when they began their journey, but the movement is often hard to pin point. In fact, the narrative is contrasted so that there are gaps, physical and literary as well as tonally. Shawn Michelle Smith investigates a similar scenario in her analysis of Muybridge’s photo framing. In a series…

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    The Open Boat Essay

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    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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    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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    Ayn Rand's The Open Boat

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    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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    In “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane, four survivors of a tragic shipwreck are forced to live in a lifeboat and fight for survival. The four men are the cook, the oiler, the correspondent, and the captain. The captain assures the men that they are getting very close to a manned lighthouse that he is familiar with, although day by day the men see no lighthouse. The men start to lose hope when finally, land comes into sight. In their great efforts to make landfall, the oiler drowns, despite being…

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    Nature is indifferent as well as uncaring. In the short story “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane, we embark on the journey of four men, whose ship has crashed and are now adrift. They fight for survival throughout the whole story, trying to withstand nature. At the beginning of the story, they believe that nature will actually care for them, or at least an unnatural force will come and save them. They even begin to question the existence of God. In the end, they understand that nature does not…

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