On the surface level, Stephen Crane’s ‘The Open Boat’ serves as a naturalist perspective on the relationship between man and nature. However, Crane poses a much more complex argument by purposely omitting knowledge from both the characters and the readers themselves. The first sentence alone…
Essays on The Open Boat
by Stephen Crane
Best topics on The Open Boat
Correspondent, Captain, Oiler, Cook, Life-saving man, Waving man
The story based is on Stephen Crane's own real-life experience, when he was a correspondent for an American newspaper and he was on his way to write about problems that led up to The Spanish-American War in 1898. A ship he was sailing on to Cuba sank in high seas off the coast of Florida.