The Theme Of Survival In Stephen Crane's Open Boat

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Stephen Cranes story “Open Boat” was a naturalist story. In the story the men were trying to survive a shipwreck but the force of nature made it difficult to rowing the little boat. The weather and the waves kept beating down on them. So the example of naturalism is the weather that was causing them having a hard time of survival. In Cranes story “Blue Hotel” the guy in the story Swede had a very crazy imagination. He went to Fort Romper expecting to be killed instead he got to this hotel where they were playing a card game. The card game had no money involved and no one had guns playing the game. This made Swede suspicious. So Swede isolated himself from everyone thinking he was going to be killed by someone. Stephen Cranes story “Open

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