Essay about Stephen Crane the Naturalist

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Stephen Crane the Naturalist

Stephen Crane (1871-1900), the naturalism, American writer. Stephen
Crane was well known for his naturalist style during his time. Naturalism in literature was a philosophy used by writers to describe humans in regards to the influences and interactions within their own environments. The characters described in the naturalist literatures were usually in dire surroundings and often from the middle to lower classes. Despite their circumstances however, humans within the naturalist literature were able to eventually overcome their situations by some form of courage or heroism, which Crane found to be consistent in all of the cultures and settings he often studied. After schooling at Lafayette College and
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After proving to the Swede the whiskey is fine the Swede then takes it. The whiskey he gives the Swede does loosen him up. The Swede begins to drink more and more. Soon there after he joins a card game and where he proclaims that Johnnie, Scully’s son, has been cheating. The Swede feels that the only way to right the wrongs of Johnnie’s cheating is to fight. Ironically the street is covered in a fine white virgin snow as the spectators chanted “kill him Johnnie kill him” (21). In this scene the Swede thought that the gang of spectators would kill him, however, Scully made it so that only he and Johnnie would fight. As with most of the story the Swede was fearful of fighting

Johnnie, he feared Johnnie would beat him and he feared that the crowd would kill him. The Swede wins. Crane now sets up what starts the Swedes “death march.” Having beaten the hotel owner’s son the Swede decides to leave. However the Swede, still under the influence of the whiskey, stops at a local saloon where he wants to celebrate with his victory. When he finds that no one will celebrate with him he grasped the gambler frenziedly at the throat, and was dragging him from his chair...then was seen a long blade in the hand of the gambler. It shot forward, and a human body…was pierced as easily as if it had been a melon (28). The Swedes limp body fell to the floor beneath the bar
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