The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories

By Stephen Crane

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180-83. five . The Southern Pacific Railroad connection among El Paso and San Antonio used to be accomplished in 1883. 6 . Winchester: A repeating rifle synthetic in lots of versions, the so-called “gun that gained the West” after the Civil warfare. 7 . a few garment sweatshops have been situated at the reduce East facet of long island, such a lot notoriously the Triangle Shirtwaist corporation simply east of Washington sq., the place 146 staff, so much of them younger immigrant seamstresses, have been killed in a hearth in 1911. NOTES ON “THE BLUE resort” 1 . Palace lodge: the unique luxurious lodge in San Francisco, opened in 1875. 2 . High-Five: An American card online game relating to All Fours that “may be performed through to 6 individuals. ” See James Ellis, “The online game of High-Five in ‘The Blue Hotel,’ ” American Literature, forty nine (November 1977), pp. 440-442. three . most likely an allusion to Tennyson’s poem “The death Swan” (1827):“The wild swan’s death-hymn took the soul Of that waste position with pleasure Hidden in sorrow. ” four . Lincoln: The capital of Nebraska, with nearly 50,000 citizens in 1890. five . Dutchman: often a resident of Holland; additionally may possibly seek advice from a German (Deutschmann). 6 . dime novels: Pulp novels often set at the moment within the American West that includes such characters as Calamity Jane, Deadwood Dick, and Buffalo invoice and priced at ten cents according to replica. 7 . Pollywog membership: Fictional membership. NOTES ON “THE OPEN BOAT” 1 . inbuilt 1882 for harbor tug paintings in long island, the Commodore sank twelve miles off the coast of Florida in seventy five toes of water. 2 . “lighthouse so tiny”: The Ponce de Leon gentle Station at Mosquito Inlet, ten miles south of Daytona seashore at the Florida coast, used to be accomplished in 1887. three . “seven mad gods”: Crane refers back to the seven gods who rule the ocean in Greek mythology: Poseidon, Triton, Oceanus, Pontus, Nereus, Proteus, and Phercys. four . St. Augustine: A urban a few fifty miles north of Daytona seashore at the Florida coast. five . A compressed model of the 1st stanza of Caroline E. S. S. Nor-ton’s poem “Bingen at the Rhine” (1867):A soldier of the Legion lay demise in Algiers, there has been loss of woman’s nursing, there has been dearth of woman’s tears; yet a comrade stood beside him, whereas his life-blood ebbed away, And bent with pitying glances, to listen to what he may possibly say. The demise soldier faltered, as he took that comrade’s hand, And he acknowledged, “I nevermore shall see my very own, my fatherland; Take a message, and a token, to a few far away buddies of mine, For i used to be born at Bingen,—at Bingen at the Rhine.

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