Relationship between Nature and Humanity in “The Open Boat”, by Stephen Crane
The paper has been done before but it needs to touched up and use the same sources on the last page. I will be sending the paper that needs to be corrected. Also I am sending you the story to read as well. READ THE TEACHERS NOTES ON HOW THE PAPER CAN BE TOUCHED UP FOR FINAL ESSAY. ****The essay is on the short side of the assignment – minimum 5 pages + Works Cited & Title page = 7. Although I enjoyed your essay I found there was not a central theme that was clear, although you seemed to focus on the subject
(a) bond of the men that enabled three of the four to survive the powerful and indifferent force of nature (where the symbol of the other is the survival of the three men who were able to develop a humane attitude toward each other. You don’t give specific examples from the text of the bond between the men except: The feeling of relief is so vast for each of them that the correspondent, finding eight cigars in his top pocket, half of which were soaked and the other half “perfectly scathless,” he shares them with other men. (Crane, n.p.) This act of sharing and their silent contentment while they all “puffed at the big cigars” is the exact sign that Crane utilizes in order to create a clear understanding of community that formed between the four men.
(b) You introduce the idea that the correspondent compares his life-death situation with the lines of a poem he read in his youth (It is during contemplation of the correspondents own death that he realizes the tragedy of the soldier dying far away from home in Algiers) – you later pick up this idea: (This is reflected in a story of the soldier that the correspondent remembers, where, as well, the fate of people at war were often dependent on the “comrade’s hand” that could help out in the time of need). But you needed to fully explain the significance of the life-death situation within the context of the events that took place in the struggle of the 4 men with nature.
My primary criticism is that your essay is not organized around these central ideas introduced in your essay but not linked and integrated with your central theme of the inexorable power of nature – which did not ultimately distinguish among which of the men would live and die – even with the bond that developed through their ordeal. distinguish among which of the men would live and die – even with the bond that developed through their ordeal.
|Academic Level||College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)|
|Paper Type||Research paper|
|Number of Pages||5 Page(s)/1375 words|