The Open Boat Essay Research Paper One — страница 2

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significance, he says that, \”it was less to him than the breaking of a pencil\’s point\”. Again, towards the end of the story, the narrator describes the bitterness the correspondent feels towards nature when he realizes that after all his efforts he may not live to appreciate his being. Observations such as these are not encountered frequently until confronted with death and the conveyance of these thoughts is insightful and meaningful to the reader. The only depreciative factor in the story is the length. The men\’s state of affairs carried too long. For superfluous periods of time the story is reported without any change of events. The narrator continually describes the men\’s conditions without any great fluctuations. The situation neither improves nor

deteriorates; it just exists. However, while uneventful, the reading is still entertaining because of Crane\’s splendid style. The reader feels a peculiar intimacy with the stranded men and shares their desperation. I feel that this story talks about your fate and how you cannot escape it. It was their fate that their steamer crashes. And it was there fate that three of them make it too shore alive. It was the oiler time to die and he couldn t escape it even if he would have swum harder. He was struggling the whole time and it was his fate to go down. I learned that you never know what your fate is and when it comes you cannot escape it.