Stephen Crane's The Red Badge Of Courage

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Stephen Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey on November 1, 1871. Stephen’s family moved from city to city in New Jersey because of his father’s job. The father and mother were always busy with their job that his sister, Agnes, took care of him since was fifteen years older than Crane. When Crane’s father died in 1880, they moved to Port Jervis, New York. This is where he spent most of his childhood years, but when he was sixteen years old the family picked up their stuff and moved back to New Jersey to a city called Ashbury. While attending grade school, Crane developed into a very good baseball player and writer. After graduating high school, his mother sent him to Claverack College, a military school. His mother sent him here because she thought that military school would have an effect on his disciplinary actions, but in turn had no effect. Crane didn’t stay at the military school. He instead transferred to Lafayette College, how ultimately flunked out. Finally, Crane became a student at Syracuse University, where he was the pitcher for the baseball team. He was a successful student and graduated in 1891 at the age of twenty (“The Red Badge of Courage”). In 1897, he married a woman named Cora Taylor. She was a lady …show more content…
His book, “The Red Badge of Courage is known to be one of the first “unromanticized depictions of the Civil War. His other novel, “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets” shows a real side to humanity. Most of his stories, he layers this writing with irony and vivid imagery. The term Naturalism describes a type of literature that attempts to apply scientific principles of objectivity and detachment to its study of human beings. Naturalism began as a branch of literary realism, and realism had favored fact, logic, and impersonality over the imaginative, symbolic, and supernatural