By Colin Greer, Herbert Kohl
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1890 In February, Stephen舗s first signed publication, an essay on the Christian virtues of Sir Henry Morton Stanley舗s African expedition , appears in the school magazine. In September, he enrolls at Lafayette College, in Pennsylvania, to pursue a more practical profession, mining engineering. He does poorly in his studies and fails a course in theme writing. After one semester, he withdraws from Lafayette. Rudyard Kipling舗s The Light That Failed, serialized in Lippincott舗s magazine, inspires Stephen to develop his own style of writing.
Is he merely Maggie舗s last trick, a figure so repulsive that after she has serviced him she cannot conceive of falling any lower? Suicide becomes her last and only option. Or, perhaps she didn舗t commit suicide at all but was murdered by this hideous character? Crane leaves this question unanswered. The point is, Maggie dies, and we are shown the paltry effects of this tragic event. In the final chapter of the book, when Mary learns of her daughter舗s death, she weeps copiously舒mostly for herself, it seems舒but the only real detail of Maggie舗s short, brutish life she can recall has to do with a pair of shoes the girl wore as a child.
He had bruises on twenty parts of his body, and blood was dripping from a cut in his head. His wan features wore a look of a tiny, insane demon. On the ground, children from Devil舗s Row closed in on their antagonist. He crooked his left arm defensively about his head and fought with cursing fury. The little boys ran to and fro, dodging, hurling stones and swearing in barbaric trebles. From a window of an apartment house that upreared its form from amid squat, ignorant stables, there leaned a curious woman.
A Call to Character: A Family Treasury of Stories, Poems, Plays, Proverbs, and Fables to Guide the Development of Values for You and Your Children by Colin Greer, Herbert Kohl