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Where is God in Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat?" 

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Stephen Crane is a renowned Naturalist writer. As a Naturalist, Crane illuminates the idea that nature is far more powerful than mankind and that man lacks free will based upon the concept that nature will win over man each and every time. Nature, personified, does not care what happens to man--it is indifferent. 

Based upon this, God is not present in Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat ." Nature, not...

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