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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The conflict of "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" is best identified as Human versus Self. The Marshall goes to San Antonio to see a woman he has either met on an earlier trip or has heard of: [he]...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2013, 9:13 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

Having a number of symbolic meanings, the color yellow in Crane's story, "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" signifies the figurative trial by fire of the rather cowardly marshal, as well as the...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2016, 9:07 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The central idea of "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" is that it was the arrival of women--that is, respectable women--that tamed the Wild West. The new bride dressed in her formal Eastern finery...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2015, 7:41 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The two most prominent and important symbols in "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" are the railroad train and the bride herself. The story opens with the newlyweds on board the train headed west...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2013, 12:08 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The setting of Stephen Crane's "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" is integral to the tone and mood that Crane establishes, but not for the expected reasons. This is a story that plays with the tropes...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2018, 8:08 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The answer to your question is not directly stated in Crane's short story of the untamed West, so the answer has to be inferred from the text and from the narrator's comments. Suspense and surprise...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2013, 7:39 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

In Part II of Stephen Crane’s short story “A Bride Comes to Yellow Sky,” he uses the drummer to create a dichotomy between the characters who are residents of the outpost town and the traveling...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2016, 5:33 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

In Stephen Crane’s short story “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky,” Scratchy Wilson runs into a situation he is ill equipped to deal with. It was a well-known fact in Yellow Sky that when Scratchy...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2016, 8:40 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

There are striking examples of realism in Stephen Crane's description of the bride as she is riding on the train with her new husband. The bride was not pretty, nor was she very young. . . . It...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2013, 5:56 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

A western hero usually isn't married for several reasons. One, he lives dangerously. Two, he is normally presented as a kind of outsider, wandering the wilderness, which isn't the best conditions...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2019, 1:57 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

One description of the ending for The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky is "ironic." Situational irony is a literary technique that can be used for endings of stories to give an ending with a surprise...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2010, 6:18 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The train is coming from the east, bringing new people who will swell the population of the West and make radical changes. The train symbolizes civilization and progress, swift and unstoppable. It...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2013, 8:38 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

In many stories set in the American West, the main character, often a sheriff, has a life-threatening confrontation, usually with a "bad guy." He will be a frontier type, taciturn, brave, and...

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The moral of the story "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" is that eras are destined to end. An author who filled his exposition with details, Crane suggests the changes coming to the era of the Wild...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2015, 9:38 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The most obvious difference is that Jack Potter is the law and Scratchy Wilson the bandit. Each fulfills a particular purpose in this typical frontier town—a place where men supposedly lived fast...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2017, 6:04 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

A thesis statement should describe the main thing you will argue in an essay. In this case, it seems like you will need to argue that the clothing of the bride in the story is somehow related to a...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019, 10:03 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The characters in Stephen Crane's 1898 Western story are: Jack Potter, the town marshal of Yellow Sky, Texas; a newlywed Mrs. Jack Potter, Jack's new, not young, wife A railroad porter who finds...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2018, 1:44 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The news of Jack Potter's marriage is important to the people in Yellow Sky because he is the town marshal, quite a prominent public personage in the town, and they have no idea that he was going...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2019, 5:23 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The central theme in "The Bride Goes to Yellow Sky" is the passing away of the Old West to make way for the future. The two elements which most emphasize this theme are the setting and characters....

Latest answer posted November 7, 2018, 2:38 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

Jack Potter, the town marshal of Yellow Sky, is returning home with a surprise for the rest of the townspeople: He has gotten married and is being accompanied by his new bride. They are a bit...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2011, 11:59 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

There is evidence of irony in Stephen Crane’s short story “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky.” Jack Potter, the town police officer, is bringing his new bride back to the small Texas town of Yellow...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2015, 6:15 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The short story "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" tells of a sheriff in a town in the Wild West who is bringing his new wife home by train from San Antonio to Yellow Sky. He wonders what the reaction...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2019, 3:42 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

I'd say the primary effect of having the first three sections all overlapping temporally is suspense. This time structure allows for several literary devices to hit their mark, including...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2019, 3:18 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The narrator in "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" is omniscient third-person. They have insight into the emotions and thoughts of every character in the story rather than being limited to only one...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2019, 5:14 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

Jack Potter, the sheriff of Yellow sky, takes a wife. This will be big news in his town. Potter went all the way to San Antonio to marry his bride. In “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” by Stephen...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2013, 5:04 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

In “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” by Stephen Crane, five of the six men in the “Weary Gentleman” saloon represent the norms of the Old West. They are silent, stoic men. The narrator explains the...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016, 5:09 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

In Stephen Crane’s “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky,” Jack Potter sees himself as a man of self-importance; “a prominent person.” As he travels from San Antonio to Yellow Sky with his wife, he enjoys...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2016, 2:32 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

It seems that you are asking about the theme of the story, a question that has been asked and previously answered. Follow the link I posted below for a good explanation of at least one central...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2010, 4:09 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

Stephen Crane uses symbolism in his story “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” to represent the westward expansion or eastern encroachment into small town Texas. As the newlywed town marshal of Yellow...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2016, 11:35 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

Stephen Crane was a writer who devoted many words to exposition. He told a friend that he did not trust his readers to have much imagination but felt he had to explain everything to them in detail....

Latest answer posted May 12, 2015, 7:06 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

I don't think it's possible to discuss all the themes in "Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" "exactly," but I can give you a few ideas about the main ones. The story's main theme, I think, is the...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2010, 1:08 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

Because we tend to remember experiences more vividly and for a longer period of time than we do what we read or hear. Living through it makes it more meaningful...unless, of course, the...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2008, 1:41 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The protagonist in a drama is always the character who initiates the conflict. In "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," it would have to be "Scratchy Wilson" who is the protagonist, since there was is...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2013, 12:30 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

The action of this short story is set in the frontier town of Yellow Sky, Texas, likely in the early to mid-1800s. As Jack Potter, the sheriff of the town, makes his way home with his new wife, a...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2020, 3:29 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

In Stephen Crane's Bride Comes to Yellow Sky, the bride represents a change in the old Western town to a more civilized place. By her sheer presence, she stops a gun fight in its tracks. She...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2015, 11:54 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

Their relationship could best be described as devoted despite their somewhat awkward demeanor. They look at each other with great tenderness, with love in their eyes as they smile at each other. At...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2018, 12:35 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

A protagonist is the leading character of a story. An antagonist is this character's opposition or adversary. (Even so, an antagonist is not always a morally bad character. For instance, Detective...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2018, 4:44 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

One of the central concerns of this excellent short story is the way in which characters are shown to be either insiders or outsiders and how such discrete categories can at times overlap. We are...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2011, 8:48 pm (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

Scratchy is referring to seeing the marshal as a family or domesticated man. In the past confrontations, he has seen the marshal as an enemy (and a very worthy one at that. The marshal, after...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2007, 10:35 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

Jack Potter's nervous because he's unsure of what kind of reaction he's going to get when he rocks up in Yellow Sky with his new bride. The townsfolk have always seen him as a Marshall, as a figure...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2019, 9:12 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

In “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” by Stephen Crane, the reader experiences Jack Potter’s character on the train as a newlywed, and in the rural Texas outpost town named Yellow Sky. When the story...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2016, 1:13 am (UTC)

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

He is torn between his individual desires (for love, and for his new bride) and the expectations of his community. It seems like a crime for him to have married her without presenting her to them...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2008, 9:44 am (UTC)

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