Stephen Crane's Views On The Meaning Of Life And Death

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Stephen Crane lived in a time when people were becoming weary of the answers religion was able to provide. When faith alone was no longer enough to quench the amateur philosopher’s thirst for knowledge, he had to turn to logic. Although not recognized as a philosopher, Stephen Crane used symbolism to hint at several philosophical concepts as he creates the abstract idea in the reader’s mind. The philosophy lies in the essence of his writing, in which there is an ever-present form of life and death. As humans, we can never truly understand what such concepts mean, but we can try to make sense of the thought. Crane provides subtle suggestions that when linked together can show his view on the meaning of life and death.
During his writing career,
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