When reading the short story, you could connect with the characters; the article simply told of the people and the events in a more distant and to the point manner. The newspaper article begins by telling what type of men were on the Commodore, where the ship was going, and what the ship was carrying, as well as telling that there was a ship wreck. Four men got into a dingy, and there were several that tried to make it onto rafts made from practically anything that would float. The article goes on to tell that four of the men tried to save some of the people that were on rafts until a black man tried to pull them back into the wreckage. With having no other options, the men had to let go of the rope and not try to save the other people or they would have doomed themselves. If a person did not read the newspaper article and only read the story, the reader would not know how the four men ended up in the situation of being on the dingy boat.
While we were fishing in the boat. And the ocean just pushed us away. So many days we stayed on that boat no food no water left. The Wreck Of The Lady is a real life story about the death and survival of seven crew members aboard the vessel Lady Mary. From bad conditions, to a slip in the safety forms, the mask of night, a worn out crew, and an horrible surprise only one crew member was able to survive. The men aboard the Lady Mary were men that were heroes to their families.
Now, in the clear light of day, the men begin to grasp the full gravity of their situation. Realizing that their main conflict will be man versus nature, in this case, the raging sea. In the short story "The Open Boat," Stephen Crane gives an itemized description of the two days spent on a ten-foot dinghy by four men a cook, a correspondent, which is Crane himself, the injured Captain and Billy Higgens, the oiler.
One of the most innovative writers of his generation, the American novelist, short story writer, poet, and journalist Stephen Crane produced a series of works remarkable for their Naturalistic tendencies. As it is obvious from the name of the movement, Nature is the central notion that determines the course of events in a Naturalistic story. It is represented as an eternal and impregnable matter that exists independently of the worldly vanity.