If you've never read Crane - forgotten today - start here. The men gather around the stove to warm, but the Swede says nothing. The two men muse over the situation, the cowboy believing that the bartender should have been able to prevent the murder. Apparently there was just a film recently released this month with a similar theme and plot to this story, called Bad Times at the El Royale. I believe he was crazy.
This touches upon the importance of community in this and other short stories by Crane. The Easterner argues that everyone played a role in the Swede's death because Scully let them fight, the Easterner remained quiet, and the cowboy egged them on. After this event, the Easterner, Johnny, and the Cowboy talk. As he leaves, the Swede wishes to pay Scully for his services. The Swede tries to pay Scully, who angrily refuses.
What do you think about the gambler's punishment for the murder? He puts his hand on the gambler's shoulder and aggressively asks them to have a drink. This was available free online from PinkMonkey. Life is tough in winter in Romper and a man needs all his wits, and probably a handy weapon, simply to survive. The Swede immediately heads back to the hotel. Johnnie invites the guests to play a card game, with Johnnie and the cowboy on one team, the Easterner and the Swede on the other. Combining symbolic imagery with naturalistic detail, it is an existential tale about human vanities and delusions. We are all in it! Scully goes to the train station every morning to solicit hotel guests.
Communities can either provide support to or ostracize individuals based on community mores or pre-existing relationships. This usually leads to the change in roles among men and women. The next sentence in the description includes an example of a simile. Men behaving as immature boys can become dangerous. The reason why most of the events take place at the Blue Hotel is because it shows the development of the Swede from fearful outsider to boasting troublemaker. Psychologically complicated and filled with well-written scenery, this story is every bit as timeless as its re Apparently there was just a film recently released this month with a similar theme and plot to this story, called Bad Times at the El Royale.
And if they thought of the gambler at all, it was with a kind of pride of knowing he would never dare to attack their wisdom and courage. At first the battle is close, however, eventually the Swede defeats Johnnie rather soundly. Let me tell you one thing. Pat meets the train as it arrives twice daily, luring its passengers to his establishment. At the end of the room four men sat drinking at a table. I had to read Red Badge of Courage in high school.
Every sin is the result of a collaboration. You, I, Johnnie, old Scully; and that fool of an unfortunate gambler came merely at the end of a human movement, and gets all the punishment. She doesn 't want Henry to join but wishes him good luck anyway. Scully's son, Johnnie, is somewhat amazed by that, as he has no idea what the Swede is talking about. Every sin is the result of shared effort. The book traces the fears of five men during a winter in the late 1800's and takes place in a small Nebraska town in a space of less than twenty-four hours. It was a strange group.
As a bonus, I found a free e-book version of it at Book depository. The Swede decides to leave the hotel for his safety, and Scully becomes distressed. As the story develops, the astute reader begins to recognize that the characters of the story represent a social microcosm and that the events of the story, particularly those which arise from the tension of the outsider against the collective, offer a sociological indictment of sorts, although it is not readily evident whether Crane intends to represent the Swede as an heroic individualist or a true hazard to the well being of the group. There is no moral to the story. We, five of us, have collaborated in the murder of this Swede. Then a sixth gets involved.
Stephen Evans asserts that if we examine human nature and desires with a Christian mindset, we will discover good reasons for. Then, he accuses Johnnie of cheating. Instead, Scully takes the Swede to his own bedroom to show him a portrait of his deceased daughter. He confirms that the West is in fact not a dangerous place nor are places farther west than Nebraska. The writer uses the cold and the blizzard to foreshadow that something tragic is going to happen.
Sections 1-3 owns the Palace Hotel in Fort Romper, Nebraska. The resulting fistfight ends with the son badly beaten and the Swede exultant. It almost seems as though the story would have been perfectly complete without these divisions, but it seems as though these dividers break up the action so the reader can think about the deeper issues in each section instead of thinking about the story as a whole. Besides, it was known that this gambler had a wife and two children in a nice little house, where he led a perfect home life. After the battle is decided, the final duel with fear proves to be the most significant of them all.