The Blue Hotel | Study Guide

Stephen Crane

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Stephen Crane

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Short Story


Fiction, Tragedy

Perspective and Narrator

The events of "The Blue Hotel" are described by a third-person omniscient narrator.


"The Blue Hotel" is written in the past tense.

About the Title

"The Blue Hotel" refers to the Palace Hotel in Fort Romper, Nebraska. It is painted a light blue, making it stand out against the snowy landscape and attracting the attention of visitors, such as the characters in the story.


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