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Analysis and comments on I walked in a desert by Stephen Crane

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Comment 10 of 292, added on February 11th, 2012 at 6:27 PM.
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Comment 9 of 292, added on October 22nd, 2009 at 10:02 PM.

Alex hit it on the head. Except I would change "become" to "is." Crane is
trying to point out that this desert, this hell, is not something that can
be escaped; there is no deliverance because there's nothing in which to
deliver--heaven doesn't exist, and there is no God, at least not a caring
one. Crane was a naturalist--basically life IS hell, and then you die.
The voice is trying to tell the guy, hey, life is pain--deal with it.

Robert from United States
Comment 8 of 292, added on June 13th, 2007 at 7:33 PM.

Crane is in a desperate situation and has lost all hope.He believes there
is somebody(God) out there who can help him.He cries out for help and he is
being comforted and given hope by a voice.he doesn't really believe his
conditions can change for better.He complains about everything being so
difficult.The voice points out the fact that there's still hope and he
should not give up.

Mbuwel
Comment 7 of 292, added on February 3rd, 2007 at 7:31 PM.

Stephen Crane believed God existed, but Crane viewed God as hatefully. I
think that in this poem Crane is pointing out God's faults. The bible says
that God is always with you, but Crane does not feel God is with him. I
think this poem is trying to call God a liar

Mike from United States
Comment 6 of 292, added on December 17th, 2006 at 6:36 PM.

i have to agree with brian on this one... the man is unaware of the life
which he has created for himself.. when he finally becomes aware of his
situation he mistakes it for a desert, because in our minds we do not want
to accept that which is reality... this man's cry for help is not left
unanswered; instead, it is responded to with one short and vague phrase,
perhaps not only alluding to the idea that it has no one proper analysis
and meaning and that each individual will interpret it differently.. but
also simply pointing out the fact that "it", whatever "it" may be, is not a
desert...this man's perception of reality and the world around him is, more
or less, wrong and thus he shall remain lost and confused until he is
willing to accept his life for what it has become..

Alex from United States
Comment 5 of 292, added on January 30th, 2006 at 5:43 PM.

i think that crane is refering to the desert as hell and he is trying to
get through to the person that he is not in a desert but in hell.

caroline from United States
Comment 4 of 292, added on June 14th, 2005 at 8:39 PM.

Crane is believe in God.At first he is very desperate.the condition
around him is not very well.
but god save him and tell him he still have hope,don't give up.

leo from Austria
Comment 3 of 292, added on May 12th, 2005 at 10:16 PM.

i think that he's dreaming and sumbodies tellin him to wake up

watevauwanitabe from United States

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 42. I walked in a desert
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: Dec 16 2001


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