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As reading Stephen Cranes The Bride comes to Yellow Sky which brings an understanding of western men through a short story of fighting and rough adventures Cranes imagery is vivid but the words he writes seldom provided a final interpretation Cranes perceptions and expressions still seem as current as anything experienced to date Stephen Crane brings poetry to life through life experiences This may be attributed to the fact that Crane himself lived an extremely simple life and did not hold education in very high esteem He is a storyteller who captivates a reader from his first paragraph Crane touches upon innocence and experience through his writings and transformation of everyday people In this particular short story Crane writes about Jack Potter an ordinary person who is confronted with extreme experiences This character is not larger-than life but touches along some mysterious edges Jack Potter is struggling with the transformation into family life The main character Jack Potter is portrayed as a valiant man and much respected in his small community of his towns people Jack Potter is the sheriff and hero of a small dusty town A portion of Jacks life is missing which will make him whole He wants to become a family man This is the part of Jacks life that succeeds the period of existence preceding maturity or age the whole early part of life from childhood or sometimes to manhood In Jacks case it is a little later than he had planned Jack wants to change He wants to grow up and put his gun away In relation to experience and innocence Jack is a perfect example This story shows a transition from experience to innocence for Jack Potter His experience is far surpassed most He has saved the towns people repeatedly from the on again off again Scratchy Wilson He keeps order in the town and is respected by all Jack gives the reader the perception
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