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Unformatted text preview: Naturalism in Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat” The story "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane exhibits quite a few characteristics about naturalism. The story unfolds at sea off the coast of Florida in January 1897. The focus of the story is on ordinary people. The four characters - the cook, oiler, captain and the correspondent – get caught in a shipwreck and struggle to survive the ferocious force of nature in their way. Detailed setting is described at the beginning of the story with the description of the color of the sky, frothing of the waves, colors of the sea and the movement of the boat with the waves. Then the four men are described in their positions on the boat with the cook squatted, oiler holding one of the oars, the correspondent holding the other oar and the injured captain lying in the bow. Another characteristic of naturalism that is reflected in this story is the great emphasis of people acting in groups. The four men work as a team to save themselves from the waves of the sea. The acting in groups....
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