The men act and behave according to the situation around them and it is these factors that further influence their relationship with one another. VI "If I am going to be drowned--if I am going to be drowned--if I am going to be drowned, why, in the name of the seven mad gods who rule the sea, was I allowed to come thus far and contemplate sand and trees?
He was stranded in a lifeboat with three other men for thirty hours. The men in the dingey had not discussed these matters, but each had, no doubt, reflected upon them in silence and according to his mind. Speech was devoted to the business of the boat.
Just as the Impressionists broke the painted object into its pieces as reflected in the light of "plein air" [the outdoors], so does Crane have the various characters in his short story view their fates as they interpret what happens with the natural forces.
Even when they become disheartened by the fact that nature shows no regard for them, they can still turn to one another. But she was indifferent, flatly indifferent. It is not everyday routine for four men to be trapped in a boat and having to battle for their lives.
Bail her out," said the captain. They recite this before and during the long uncertain nights. If we look at this description of the people and their problems, it is obvious that in this story the people are far away from the actual society.
The morning appeared finally, in its splendor, with a sky of pure blue, and the sunlight flamed on the tips of the waves. The ominous slash of the wind and the water affected them as it would have affected mummies.
In this novel, the problems that the main characters faced were the cold water, the rough winds and lack of land where they could stop.
The tumbling, boiling flood of white water caught the boat and whirled it almost perpendicular. In the meantime the oiler and the correspondent rowed And also they rowed. Later, carmine and gold was painted upon the waters. There is a quote in the book that talks about how nature does not regard man as a relevant thing.
The busy oiler nodded his assent. The men simply looked at the shore. Then the captain, in the bow, chuckled in a way that expressed humor, contempt, tragedy, all in one. Sometimes they sat down on the sea, near patches of brown seaweed that rolled on the waves with a movement like carpets on a line in a gale.
The very ticklish part of the business was when the time came for the reclining one in the stern to take his turn at the oars. Neither knew they had bequeathed to the cook the company of another shark, or perhaps the same shark. They were aware only of this effect upon the color of the waves that rolled toward them.
PaineCrane had the opportunity to show the first draft of the short story to Murphy when Crane again passed through Jacksonville. This tower was a giant, standing with its back to the plight of the ants. No man, nor dog, nor bicycle appeared on the beach. He was to call out if he should hear the thunder of the surf.
Naturalism on the other had a much more scientific and romantic view of the human life. Tide, wind, and waves were swinging the dingey northward. By the very last star of truth, it is easier to steal eggs from under a hen than it was to change seats in the dingey. Maybe they are going around collecting the life-crew, hey?
We rowed around to see if we could not get a line from the chief engineer, and all this time, mind you, there were no shrieks, no groans, but silence, silence and silence, and then the Commodore sank. There was a sudden tightening of muscle.
Occasionally, a great spread of water, like white flames, swarmed into her. Whereupon the little boat turned her nose once more down the wind, and all but the oarsman watched the shore grow.Crane's "Open Boat" has defied categorization.
For instance, some critics feel it is a Naturalistic story in the point of view that an unsympathetic nature allows the men to be at the whim of the. In “The Open Boat” Stephen Crane uses the sea and four men adrift in a dinghy as a framework for communicating his ideas about life.
The story, in my opinion, is a metaphor for life. The four men are helpless against the indifferent, yet. by: Stephen Crane "The Open Boat" is a short story by Stephen Crane that was first published in Get a copy of "The Open Boat" at urgenzaspurghi.com Crane, Stephen, The Open Boat Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library About the electronic version The Open Boat Crane, Stephen, The Open Boat Stephen Crane 1st Edition Charles Scribner's Sons New York Scribner's Magazine 21 (May ): In the story “The Open Boat” the author, Stephen Crane, uses a lot of figurative language.
Figurative language is used in this short story to give a valid picture of what the men are going through by comparing something that the reader probably hasn’t seen. “The Open Boat” is based on Stephen Crane’s own experience of a shipwreck in Crane had been working as a war correspondent when he sailed for Cuba on the ship Commodore.