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  • The Blue Hotel
    The hotel, known as the Palace Hotel, is painted the blue which matches the leg of a certain heron (probably the Little Blue Heron), and it stands alone on the prairie. This hotel is the first...

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    When "The Blue Hotel" by Stephen Crane is described as a "naturalistic" story, the sense of nature isn't quite what we mean when we talk about "nature" as wilderness. Instead, it can mean human...

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    Even though the story ends with a conversation between the cow boy and the easterner, Pat, Scully, and Johnnie are accused of being responsible for the Swede’s death. The easterner blames...

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    Tolstoy's conception of art as expressed in his essay "What is Art?" is somewhat difficult to apply in a practical fashion as a tool of literary criticism, as one of its criteria for evaluating a...

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    The irony in Stephen Crane's story "The Blue Hotel" is in the fact that the Swede comes to Fort Romper expecting to be killed because he has formed a false picture of the Wild West from reading...

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    Stephen Crane believed in making his message explicit. According to his friend Herbert P. Williams, "He does not think to trust the imagination of any one who reads." Trust their imagination? Why,...

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    Any answer to this question needs to focus on the bleak and dangerous setting and the way in which it highlights man's fragile place in the world. One of the central themes of this story is that of...

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    I do agree, but I believe the context in this particular story is important, in that the "collaboration" Crane refers to is a little abstract. That is, as opposed to characters directly...

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    The Easterner’s analogy of grammar and human behavior (paragraph 265) takes a good amount of discussion, but it is unique in its placement of the gambler as an adverb, while the other...

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    The first seven numbered sections form a story with two parts. The first two sections comprise a short first part, with exposition and complication leading up to a minor crisis, climax, and...

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    The Easterner’s analysis in paragraph 90 explains the Swede’s uneasiness when he enters the hotel, but it does not explain his strange and aggressive behavior. There is a conflict in the story...

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    The major conflict is between the Swede and the other characters. He sets himself apart at the story’s exposition, and through his drunkenness, the card game, his fight with Johnnie, and his...

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    The demise and death of the unfortunate Swede is cast within Crane’s framework of situational irony, made plain by the Easterner at the very end: People are involved in vast, unspoken...

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    The story is largely about the contrast between the real West of the times and the picture that many people had of the so-called Wild West as a result of reading lurid stories in newspapers,...

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    The story is about a Swede (who is never given a name) who comes to a Western town from New York to find a new life. The Swede acts strangely...he is nervous and has a quick temper. He insults...

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