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Comment 6 of 85, added on July 18th, 2009 at 10:17 PM.

My first reaction was that the poem wasn't about the man at all but about
the maid. The spirit was just in that he is releasing her from her
oppresser but she does not see it that way because maybe she is suffering
something like a mild form of "stockholm syndrome". Remember Patty Hearst
or Elizabeth Smart. Its something the mind does to protect itself when they
spend alot of time with thier capture they begin to relate to, side with
and even morn the loss of thier capture. When Crane wrote this it hadn't
been diagnosed, maybe he should have been a shrink instead of a poet?

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Information about Behold, the grave of a wicked man

Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 25. Behold, the grave of a wicked man
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: May 4 2011

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