Comment on Stephen Crane Writing Style and Naturalist

Comment on Stephen Crane Writing Style

Stephen Crane's early writing includes burlesque which is a literary work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious work by Ludacris treatment of its subject.

He wrote satire a literary work that uses humor irony exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices particularly in the context of politics or other topical issues.

His work reveals an ironic detachment. He said his goal was to achieve personal honesty by deflating romantic idealism and portraying humans as battered and alone in a hostile world.


Crane is known as a naturalist who portrayed humanity as controlled by their environment and heredity. Some maintain however that crane is a Christian symbolist who expresses faith in Redemption and the human ability to understand one another.


Crane was a pioneer of new literary realism that was impressionistic in its vivid imagery characterization and narrative style. He was a master of irony and how he scrutinized the persistent illusions of people with their hopeful expectations and their ultimate doom.

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