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Stephen Crane might best be regarded as an inexplicable literary phenomenon a brief bright comet brilliant from every other writer from his time Stephen Crane is a crucial transitional figure in American literature His contribution to the American literature is fairly slight in bulk one classic short novel three short stories and maybe two or three ironic lyrics The Red Badge of Courage The Open Boat and The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky are some of his short novel and short stories The Open Boat is about four shipwrecked men in a rowboat The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky is about a Marshal bringing his wife home to Yellow Sky Between the two stories The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky is a better story than The Open Boat It is short for one thing and a great twist at the end for another In Cranes work he used literary terms which makes his stories interesting Stephen Crane had a lot of influences in his life which he uses in his story His style of writing made him and his stories very famous as a writer of his times He was a great impressionist realist literary naturalist and ironist The Open Boat is about the struggle of four shipwrecked men trying to survive the rough sea in a ten foot rowboat The four men in the rowboat are the captain of the Commodore the oiler who worked in the engine room the ships cook and the correspondent Stephen Crane himself The story starts out with the crew looking into the sky While floating along the water the captain sees someone on the shore of the beach He pointed at the object then the correspondent sees it too For a while the men were trying to get closer to the shores but couldnt The men then saw more people on the shore but the people on the shore thought that they were fishermen fishing The
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