Blue Hotel Essays

  • Blue Hotel

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    criticism of his idealistic parents’ God, "the wrathful Jehovah of the Old Testament" (Stallman 16), as he was confronted with the harsh realities of war as a journalistic correspondent. Making extensive use of religious metaphors and allusions in The Blue Hotel (1898), Crane thus explores the interlaced themes of the sin and virtue. Ironically, although "he disbelieved it and hated it," Crane simply "could not free himself from" the religious background that haunted his entire life (Stallman 5). His father

  • Fear in Crane's The Blue Hotel

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    Fear in Crane's The Blue Hotel Stephen Crane's "The Blue Hotel" is, according to Daniel Weiss, "an intensive study of fear." The story uses a game to show how fear unravels itself. He also discusses inner fears as opposed to fears existing in reality, and the ways that they bring each other about in this short story. Weiss begins by pointing out how Crane used the stereotypical 1890's American West as his setting. The Swede comes to the Blues Hotel with the assumption that he will witness, if

  • Importance of Setting in The Blue Hotel

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    Importance of Setting in Stephen Crane's The Blue Hotel In  'The Blue Hotel,' Stephen Crane uses various provocative techniques to ensure that the setting adds to the richness of the story. 'The Blue Hotel' is set in a cold Nebraska town at the Palace Hotel in the late 1800's, but there is more to setting than just when and where a story takes place.  In a written work, it is the author's job to vividly depict events in order to keep the reader?s attention and to create colorful mental images

  • Analysis of The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane

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    Analysis of The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane "The Blue Hotel" by Stephen Crane is a story about three travelers passing through Fort Romper, Nebraska. Pat Scully, the owner of the Palace Hotel, draws the men to his hotel that is near the train station. In the hotel the three men meet Johnnie, son of Scully, and agree to play a game of cards with him. During the game, the Swede declares Johnnie as a cheater; this gives rise to a fistfight between Johnnie and the Swede. The Swede wins the fight but

  • A Comparison Of Progression And The Structure Of The Blue Hotel

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    Progression and the Structure of The Blue Hotel   In his essay, Robert F. Gleckner discusses progression, as it is related to the structure of "The Blue Hotel." He follows the progression of power and control in the story, as it shifts to different characters. Gleckner also follows the progression of the storm outside and how it symbolizes a natural force that will always be more powerful than human control. In the beginning of "The Blue Hotel," Scully has the power, as he "practically

  • The Red Badge of Courage and The Blue Hotel

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    The Red Badge of Courage and The Blue Hotel:  The Singular Love of Stephen Crane Stephen Crane firmly cemented himself in the canon of American Romanticism with the success of works such as The Red Badge of Courage and "The Blue Hotel." His writing served to probe the fundamental depths of the genre while enumerating on the themes vital to the movement's aesthetic. Such topics as heartfelt reverence for the beauty and ferocity of nature, the general exaltation of emotion over reason and senses

  • Man and Nature in Stephen Crane's The Blue Hotel and The Open Boat

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    Man and Nature in The Blue Hotel and The Open Boat Stephen Crane uses a massive, ominous stove, sprawled out in a tiny room and burning with "god-like violence," as a principal metaphor to communicate his interpretation of the world. Full of nearly restrained energy, the torrid stove is a symbol of the burning, potentially eruptive earth to which humans "cling" and of which they are a part. As a literary naturalist, Crane interpreted reality from a Darwinian perspective, and saw the earth

  • Comparing Symbols and Symbolism in Blue Hotel, Black Cat, Night, Alfred Prufrock, Red Wheelbarrow

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    Color Symbolism in Blue Hotel, Black Cat, Night, Alfred Prufrock, Red Wheelbarrow Symbolism of colors is evident in much of literature. "The Blue Hotel" by Stephen Crane, "The Black Cat" of Edgar Allan Poe, "Night" by William Blake, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot, and "The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams encompass examples of color symbolism from both the prose and the poetry of literature. When drawing from various modes of psychology, interpretations of various

  • The Blue Hotel

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    The story “The Blue Hotel,” by Stephen Crane, is the story of three travellers, a hotel owner, and his son. The three travellers come from very different backgrounds -- there is a cowboy, an Easterner, and a Swede -- but they all come to stay together in the same hotel. The Swede immediately thinks everyone is out to get him, he fears he will be killed. Because of this, the hotel owner Scully tries to make him feel at home, and brings him upstairs to have a drink. This does not have the intended

  • The Blue Hotel By Stephen Crane Essay

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    “The Blue Hotel”, also written by Crane is another distinguished illustration of the defining characteristics of the naturalistic movement. This story takes a deeper look into the world of mankind, and offers a perspective unconcerned with the trivial matters of society. Crane writes that people are, “...lice which were caused to cling to a whirling, fire-smitten, ice-locked, disease-stricken, space-lost bulb.” (Crane, 1799). “The Blue Hotel” is a story that is drenched

  • Comparing Naturalism In The Blue Hotel And The Open Boat

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    nature, ambiguity and this relationship between Realism and Naturalism. His stories “The Blue Hotel” and “The Open Boat” are very much Naturalist works due to Crane’s kinship of mankind having ethical obligations. Crane used this opportunity to then toil with the human mind by instinctive human behavior when faced with life or death situations. Both of Crane’s stories revolve around a group of men, “The Blue Hotel” you see the Swede, the cowboy and a silent little man from the East. In “The Open Boat”

  • The Importance Of Tourism In The Island

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    checking into the hotel one cannot help but be mesmerized, by all of the amazing architecture and decor that surrounds you. Most likely after marveling at all of the elegant fixtures around the hotel, and after you’ve placed your luggage in your room, you’ll want a bite to eat. However, look no further the hotel industry has already thought of this for you. Many hotels in Hawai’i usually have a handful of 3 to 4- star restaurants, that are conveniently placed not too far away from the hotel property. However

  • Essay On Petrified Forest National Park

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    History Petrified Forest National Park is located in the Painted Desert in northeastern Arizona taking up 93,532.57 acres of its land. Before the national park was established, it was founded as a National Monument on December 8, 1906 when President Theodore Roosevelt signed the proclamation. Years later, the Congress passed a bill and established it as a national park on December 9, 1962. Centuries before Petrified Forest National Park was preserved as a national park, the land was preoccupied by

  • Cancun

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    pressure, very little rush, and very little reminiscent of the world. The Cancun area is undeniably a fabulous place to take a vacation. It has luxurious hotels, exciting activities, and mysterious sightseeing tours. First, Cancun has gorgeous hotels. The architecture of one representative hotel is fabulous. Walking into the entrance of the hotel is like walking through a breezeway because there are no doors. Upon entering, the visitor is mesmerized by the colossal tropical floral arrangement that’s

  • Two Little Girls In Blue

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    Two Little Girls in Blue I chose to read a book entitled, Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark because I have read a few more of her books, and I found them very exhilarating and suspenseful. This book follows those same traits. Steve and Margaret Frawley are the proud parents of two little girls, Kelly and Kathy. It is their third birthday. Kelly and Kathy are both wearing matching little blue dresses that their mother had picked out for this special occasion. Both little girls, hand

  • Kate Braverman's short story Tall Tales From the Mekong Delta

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    creativity flows freely from your mind. You feel indestructible, confident, and prideful. The sun is jolly and as you inhale the air seems to suck through you effortlessly. Everything is blue, no, not blue with melancholy, this blue is "the blue that knows you and where you live and it's never going to forget" (107). The blue is the façade and excitement an addict gets from drugs. Addicts look for an escape, a better life, and something more gratifying, instantly. In Kate Braverman's short story "Tall Tales

  • Travel Writing

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    We arrived at our hotel which seemed like a nice little cosy place. The beach was right in front of us - white sand, crystal clear water, the perfect, paradise beach. Out of the blue, a speed boat come flying round the cliffs, which surrounded the beach, with a speeding banana boat attached, and about six screaming maniacs holding on to try and stay as dry as possible. So much for the quiet and perfect beach. Anyway, I got my belongings and wandered off into my hotel, searching for the reception

  • Darkness within

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    Amon sat among the dark foliage watching the windows in the hotel for any sign of life. His stomach tugged at him again and he plucked one of the velvety leaves from the branch where he perched, stuffing it into his mouth to chew. He had watched the man coming and going for days, silently wishing he could approach him. He knew better than to try, several large scars evidence of lessons learned previously. Still it didn't stop the longing for companionship which ached deep inside him not unlike his

  • An Unforgettable Experience - Original Writing

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    An Unforgettable Experience - Original Writing It was my first time at Dubai Airport, the symbol of United Arab Emirates' aviation ascendancy. The bustling International airport was a long way away from my rural residence. Due to the long distance, we had been obliged to take the taxi instead of making use of public transport. The atmosphere in the car was generally silent, but occasionally my parents moaned about all the minor discomforts of the journey. It felt like we were in a funeral

  • The Most Affordable Vacation for a College Student

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    to help us finalize our decision. The first thing I did was decide to research Maui, Hawaii. I have heard many great things about Hawaii, and thought that this would make a great report. I gathered information online, comparing airline prices, hotel prices and also attractions in Maui. To gather even more information, I traveled to the travel agency in which I belong to, AAA’s where I received a lot of great catalogs on Maui. I did not know definitely where I was going with this project, but decided