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Analysis and comments on A man said to the universe: by Stephen Crane

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Comment 25 of 45, added on March 7th, 2010 at 12:59 AM.

@ Bweos Slnng from Antigua and Barbuda:

"Men shouldn't talk to the universe. That's for women. "
--What do you mean by this remark?

Shay Te from Philippines
Comment 24 of 45, added on February 5th, 2010 at 3:13 AM.

I just had to comment on the atrocious speling of (nearly) all posters... I
just couldn't take you seriously.

Jon Nissen from United States
Comment 23 of 45, added on December 13th, 2009 at 5:24 AM.

FREE WILL. That's all it is, we have a choice in everything we do. We are
not obliged to do anything not even celebrate life or the universe from
whence we came. For good or bad, we make our own path in life.

zach from United States
Comment 22 of 45, added on April 10th, 2009 at 9:07 PM.

I don't know wether I'm not going into the context as much as I should. But
to me its simply saying that the universe does not revolve around man kind
and that our existance really means nothing... to the bigger picture.

Emeh from United States
Comment 21 of 45, added on December 8th, 2008 at 10:55 PM.

I beleive that Stephen Crane is writing again about his Deist philosophy
that God no longer exerts influence on the lives of humankind. It seems to
me that Crane is commenting on a common practice that he finds futile. A
man is praying to God, and Crane is supplying God's reply: "I'm not going
to do anything". While one person may believe that God has answered their
prayers, Crane would argue that the outcome was the combined result of the
natural progression of the universe, and the person's action or inaction.
Bare in mind that Crane is not anti-god, merely anti-traditional religion,
and that both points are valid because such things cannot be proven (or
have yet to be proven).

Ken from United States
Comment 20 of 45, added on December 8th, 2008 at 10:55 PM.

I beleive that Stephen Crane is writing again about his Deist philosophy
that God no longer exerts influence on the lives of humankind. It seems to
me that Crane is commenting on a common practice that he finds futile. A
man is praying to God, and Crane is supplying God's reply: "I'm not going
to do anything". While one person may believe that God has answered their
prayers, Crane would argue that the outcome was the combined result of the
natural progression of the universe, and the person's action or inaction.
Bare in mind that Crane is not anti-god, merely anti-traditional religion,
and that both points are valid because such things cannot be proven (or
have yet to be proven).

Ken from United States
Comment 19 of 45, added on November 21st, 2008 at 8:27 AM.

I realy didn`t get the point! What doese it mean : it has not created in me
a sense of obligation? Please help me out with this poem.

Atousa
Comment 18 of 45, added on May 15th, 2008 at 2:24 PM.

Answer me now lord for
Man is worth much more;
I Eat, I Sleep, I Prey for YOU.
We are here, listen to Our cries!-
The Universe sleep...

what do you guys think??

Callum from United Kingdom
Comment 17 of 45, added on March 14th, 2008 at 11:49 PM.

A Man, with great tenacity, gave chase,
Pleading his question: "Sir, I must ask:
How might I perceive you, wholly?"
The Universe, in no grave humor,
Countered, "You may certainly try."

Thomas Beckett from United States
Comment 16 of 45, added on January 8th, 2008 at 2:54 PM.

not only is this poem proving existenilism as we are responsable for
ourselfs it also disagrees with darwin who was around at the time. the use
of determiners is very clever because A refurind to the man is indifinate
the refuring to the universe is difibate making it more imporatnt,

charlie from United Kingdom

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 21. A man said to the universe:
Volume: War is Kind & Other Lines
Year: 1899
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 1979 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 4 2003


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