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Analysis and comments on A god in wrath by Stephen Crane

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Comment 16 of 486, added on February 24th, 2012 at 10:55 AM.

A unique note..!

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Comment 14 of 486, added on February 24th, 2012 at 10:30 AM.

Thank you, a very interesting note!!...

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Comment 9 of 486, added on September 16th, 2008 at 8:25 AM.

I'm surprised by the number of posters who interpret this poem as religious
in a traditional sense. It seems evident that Crane is questioning either a
God who can abuse his people or the invented idea of a God who can abuse
his people. When taken in context of other poems, such as "The Sins of the
Father," Crane indicates the rebellion of a naturalist against proscribed
religious doctrine of his time. Crane and other naturalists like Twain were
not shy about exposing hypocrisy of biblical interpretation.

Christina from United States
Comment 8 of 486, added on December 14th, 2007 at 12:34 AM.

What is particularly interesting is the inequality of the God and the
man...it becomes an abuse for the God to touch the man, th man can't
retreat, is struck with "thunderous" blows and must contend with merely
biting at the feet of the God

Laura from United States
Comment 7 of 486, added on June 16th, 2007 at 1:01 PM.

I think G-d is suppose to represent someone, but not
G-d Him/Herself. To me it seems soemone is being treated very badly by
someone they feel is G-d or so much higher than them they might as well be
G-d. for example, a boss or an abusive parent. The people who witness this
re probably too scared to question this authority figure and that's why
they say what they say. That's how i interpret it.

Sarah from United States

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Information about A god in wrath

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 19. A god in wrath
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: May 28 2009

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