Analysis Of War Is Kind By Stephen Crane

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The Civil War was an incredibly crucial but violent piece of America’s history. Taking place in 1861, the war was fought between the Northern and Southern states—Union and Confederacy (Civil War 2017). The primary issue being waged over was the need for slavery since it grossly mistreated and abused African Americans. Finally, after four long years—full of catastrophic casualties on both sides—the war ceased, and slaves were freed. Interestingly enough, the war’s impact spread beyond just slavery but affected the tone of American literature. War is Kind, by Stephen Crane, is just one of many examples of literature that became less about imaginative ideas, but rather focused on life—and the horrors that come with it.
Stephen Crane was born on November 1st in Newark, New Jersey. He spent his childhood as a frail kid moving from one parsonage to another over the span of 8 years. However, with the death of his father, the family settled in New York. In 1888, he attended military school—and although he ultimately flunked out—during that time he wrote his first story. (Stephen Crane 1998). Learning that he could write well, Crane went on to be a reporter for the New York Tribune. This venture into professional publications spurred his writing career as he became steadily more interested in becoming an accomplished author. Furthermore, he decided to attend lectures, taught by Hamlin Garland, about realistic writing. Attending these lectures, is largely understood as the main
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