Summary - Crane, Stephen - The Open Boat

Summary - Crane, Stephen - The Open Boat - Paul Burkhart...

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Paul Burkhart The Open Boat by the Stephen Crane Plot – Exposition: We get a brief description of the water and the environment the people are in. We then get a description of each character, not necessarily, about their personalities, but their actions in this time of crisis, something that is a more true description of one’s inner self. Rising Action: We get the full description of the next -apparently – thirty hours that these men spend on the boat, including seeing people on shore, and waiting for them, but they never come. Turning Point: When they decide to just make a straight shot to the shore and go ahead and do it. Falling Action: When they get to the shore and find the oiler dead. Character – We have the correspondent – Crane, who is very helpful and follows all that is asked of him. The captain is a leader, an example, a morale booster, the “brains of the group”, and a man that forms a bond with all these men. An oiler, who is kind of the “muscles” of the group, who rows like an experienced rower but has never touched one
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