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Stephen Crane had a very short writing career only about 10 years and in that short time he greatly influenced the world of writing His first work to gain worldwide recognition was The Red Badge of Courage His stories consist of many symbols he had his own unique writing style and there were many historical elements throughout his works The views given to as a reader are very similar to a single characters full view Throughout The Red Badge except in the first paragraph where as it were the camera eye settles down on the camp and the youth and the concluding one where it again recedes we in our imagined roles as spectators never gave a larger view of the field than has the main character Van Doren Pg164 This was not a new style but he wrote so vividly as to bring you there and catching the eye of readers Crane grew up in a lower class city and did not read much as a child Crane was the last born of 14 children Crane was born in 1871 and died at age 28 in 1900 His father was a Methodist minister and a doctor his mother was a housewife His father died in 1880 He never really liked school and never stayed at one school for too long He attended three colleges The Hudson River Institute where an officer of the civil war taught him then Crane went to Lafayette college and left after one semester because of protests finally he attended Syracuse University and left to become a reporter He was born and raised in New Jersey and later moved to New York to get a job His writing history prior to writing for a living is very short and only compiles the writings of short articles for his dads newsletter and several rejected articles to newspapers Some of his most popular writings are Maggie A Girl of the Streets The
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