What is the setting of the story? What is the significance of the setting considering that the story is told in the naturalist literary style?

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The Open Boat” is an 1897 short story written by American poet, novelist and short story author Stephen Crane. It is actually based on real life events and depicts the experiences of the young author when he was travelling from Florida to Cuba to work as a war correspondent and managed to survive a shipwreck; the SS Commodore sank and left him and three other men (including the ship's captain)...

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