English 102 Stephen Crane

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English 102, Oxnard College

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English 102 Stephen Crane

  1. 1. (1871- 1990)
  2. 2. Stephen Crane• Birth: November 1, 1871• Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey• Occupation: Author• Death: June 5, 1990
  3. 3. Newark, New Jersey
  4. 4. Newark, New JerseyPast (1900’s) Present
  5. 5. Personal Details Father: Jonathan TownleyCrane (Minister in MethodistEpiscopal Church) Mother: Mary Helen PeckCrane Wife: Cora Taylor Youngest of fourteen children Grew up surrounded by writers(parents, two brothers werejournalists) After school, he wrote shortstories for newspapers  TheRed Badge of Courage led toinstant fame Died due to multiplehemorrhages at age of 28
  6. 6. Progressive Era (1890-1920) a period of social activismand political reform in theUnited States family was the foundationstone of American society,and the government mustwork to strengthen andenhance the family Prohibition favorable attitude towardurban-industrial society,belief in mankinds ability toimprove the environmentand conditions of life technology use and creationof standard working hours,families had more leisuretime
  7. 7.  Naturalism: literary movement taking place from the 1880s to 1940sthat used detailed realism to suggest that social conditions, heredity,and environment had inescapable force in shaping human character Realism: early 20th-century idea in art, music and literature thatshowed through these different types of work, reflections of the timeperiod. Impressionism: influenced by the European Impressionist artmovement, many writers adopted a style that relied on associations. Utilized lots of imagery narrative vividness and sense of immediacy Influenced by Hamlin Garland Style similar to Frank Norris, Jack London, and Theodore DreiserStyle & Technique
  8. 8.  Ideas vs. Realities Spiritual crises vs. Fear Extreme isolation from society, community, God,nature Religion War portray humans as helpless or nearly helplessvictims of natural and social forcesMajor Themes
  9. 9. The Red Badge of Courage Most well-known novel Published in 1895 Considered one of thegreatest war novels,although Crane had noexperience in thebattlefield
  10. 10. “The Veteran” Published in 1896 Plot: Veteran Henry Flemingadmits to being afraidduring his first time inbattle, which disappoints hisgrandson. Old Fleming lateron risks his life to saveanimals from a fire on thefarm, which refutes anyideas of cowardice thatreaders may have.
  11. 11.  Henry James H.G. Wells Joseph Conrad Ernest HemingwayCrane Influenced…
  12. 12. Some of Crane’s Work
  13. 13.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Crane http://www.online-literature.com/crane/ http://college.cengage.com/english/heath/syllabuild/iguide/cranes.html http://www.gradesaver.com/author/stephen-crane/Sources

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