Essay On The Open Boat

Essay On The Open Boat

… An Analysis of Death in “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane

In the short story “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane, the recurring theme in the story is about death and dealing with the will to survive. This important theme can be illustrated through the characters in the story: the captain, correspondent, cook, and oiler. Each characters in the story have their own outlook on viewing death, …

… and they story also simultaneously illustrates how the characters struggle to keep from dying and continue living even though the possibilities of death is possible everyday, as they live life in an ‘open boat’ tossed upon by the violent sea, with no food to eat nor water to drink, and open to all bad elements and dangers of the sea. The story, is, in summary, a good …

… group, the captain is the main character in the story who accepts death even before it happens and becomes a possibility. Just as there’s a possibility that they might leave at all, the captain uttered words that meant his acceptance of his death should it come his way:
“If I am going to be drowned–if I am going to be drowned–if I am going …

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