The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

Author – Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
Novelist
Short story writer
Poet
Journalist
Began to write stories at the age of 8
Take regular lesson in School at 9 years-old
completing 2 grades in 6 weeks

Died in Germany, age of 28
Became famous after the published of The Red Badge of Courage (1895)

Born in Newark, New Jersey, the U.S.A
In 1880, with the death of his father, his mother moved her family to Asbury Park Began his higher education in 1888 at Hudson River Institute and Claverack College interest in Civil War studies

Met his girlfriend Cora Taylor in Cuba (work as a war correspondent met)

Father : Methodist minister
Mother : Wrote fiction (women's magazines)
13 elder brothers and sisters (he is the youngest)
2 brothers were journalists
Father died when he was 7 years-old
Write stories Inspired by parents

Short Story : 40
Fiction : 7
Poetry : 1
The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky ( First published in 1898 )

Writing Style

Allegorical imagery reveals a truth of life
Simple and concise
Realism
Identifying with the fearful and the outcast, attacking complacency and intolerance, presenting Writing freely, despite the traditional syllable and rhythm

Realistic
Unsentimental

Ironic
Humorous
Vivid
Ended tragically
Without a clear resolution

Civil War

Spanish–American War (1898)
Conflicts between Spain and the United States on Cuban independence

Stephen Crane as a war correspondent
Attempt to get first-hand knowledge
Go to Cuba twice (1896,1898)

Texas Cowboy

Ex-soldiers
Former slaves
A bachelor ( a man who would never marry )
Fearless
Drink beer
Play poker game
Pistol-carrying
Wear jeans, cotton shirt

Yellow Sky

Plain in Western Texas
Accessible by train (bring Eastern civilization to the West) Sandy
Strong sunlight
Rough-living environment ( low population density )...
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