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The Open Boat is a particularly interesting story because of the great detail that author extends and because of the solitary reflections of the characters in consideration of their demise The story possesses amazingly vivid description This attention to detail affords the reader the greatest degree of reading pleasure Crane paints such glorious images in readers mind with his eloquence The morning appeared finally in its splendor with a sky of pure blue and the sunlight flamed on the tips of waves387 Artistic sentences of such caliber are not often found The reader is left with a terrific vision of the perilous sea maintaining its beauty amongst the violence of the wind Their back- bones had become thoroughly used to balancing in the boat and they now rode this wild colt of a dinghy like circus men378 Here again Crane uses splendid detail to capture the essence of the chaotic situation Another attribute to the story is the insight which the third person narrator offers to the reader regarding the sailors state of mind Particularly interesting is the reference to the poem Bingen on the Rhine Until the correspondent must contemplate his own death on the cold and desolate seas he does not realize the tragedy of a soldier of the legion dying in Algiers Also not only did he not realize the significance he says that it was less to him than the breaking of a pencils point385 Again towards the end of the story the narrator describes the bitterness the correspondent feels towards nature when he realizes that after all his efforts he may not live to appreciate his being Observations such as these are not encountered frequently until confronted with death and the conveyance of these thoughts is insightful and meaningful to the reader The only depreciative factor in the story is the length The mens state of affairs carried too long For superfluous periods of time the story
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