Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Poets Row

The Poets Row In his short story, The Open Boat, Stephen Crane shows us a Universe totally unconcerned with the affairs of creation; it is an indifferent Universe in which Man has to struggle to survive. The characters in the story come face to face with this indifference and be nearly overcome by Natures lack of concern. They survive and through and through persistence and cooperation. The story opens with four men, known just as the captain, the oiler, the correspondent, and the cook, stranded in the ocean in a scummy boat. Cranes descriptions in these opening scenes show right aside the antagonism of the men and the sea and natures lack of concern for their catastrophe: The birds sit down comfortably in groups, and they were envied by some in the dingey, for the fretfulness of the sea was no more to them than it was to a lot of prairie chickens a thousand miles inland. The men are in a epic situation, but nature continues in its ways careless(predicate) of what might obtain to them. The Sun co...If you want to get a full essay, ordering it on our website:

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