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Stephen Crane is a well-known author of variety of short stories He was born in Newark New Jersey the son of a Methodist minister After schooling at Lafayette College and Syracuse University he worked in New York as a freelance journalist His short stories and experimental poetry also anticipate the ironic realism of the decades ahead In his brief and energetic life he published fourteen books while acting out in his personal adventures the legend of the writer as soldier of fortune 741-743 Among one of his works include The Blue Hotel The novel the Blue Hotel is a novel themed with death The moment that the Swede arrives at the Blue Hotel it is somehow in The Swedes mind transformed into a wild west hotel by the many dime novels he has read which made him even more uneasy about staying at the hotel In one of the initial scenes this fear is evident The Swede answered him swiftly and eagerly These men are going to kill me I know I wont get out of here alive771 The Swedes fear of dying had made him want to leave the hotel but Pat Scull the owner of the Blue Hotel attempted to get him to stay by showing around the hotel and showing him pictures of his family Scully shows the Swede some pictures of his children Thats the pitcher of my of my little girl that died Her name was Carrie She had the purtiest hair you ever saw I was that fond of her she-773 Cranes use of color in the episode helps to point out the pattern of death Scully and the Swede first walk into a dark room and while Scully speaks of his deceased daughter the Swede is focusing on the shadows in the darker part of the room The Swede fears everything in the hotel so Scully offers him some whiskey which of course the Swede believes
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