There was no other slum in America so settled of speech and habit. Rich with symbolism, The Bride Comes To Yellow Sky is a fairly complex story that resists easy explanation and invites re-reading, but also one from which I felt rather detached. Seemingly for the first time, he saw the pale, frightened woman at the other side. While Potter and his bride ride the train home, Scratchy Wilson has too much whiskey and starts looking for a gun fight. When the inevitable showdown occurs, the lawman is walking with his new bride—compromising the unwritten but implied rule that such men never marry. The action was similar because there was life and death suspense with the good guy winning in the end.
Scratchy points his gun at Jack, dissatisfied with Jack's answer that he did not have a gun on him. He walks towards Jack Potter, his face livid, weapons still smoking hot. Or that is just what our teachers so desperately wants us to think as we read it. Here are the plainest elements of comedy, two situations in a construction simple as a seesaw. This helps the reader visualize the danger that Scratchy presents.
Plain from the low collar of the shirt, the cords of his neck straightened and sank, straightened and sank, as passion moved him. This section contains 407 words approx. Crane perfectly describes a Texas town in a way that makes you feel like you have grown up there you're whole life. I liked the way Crane swirled the story around Scratchy. Clearly, the couple appeared to be simple compared with the luxurious train that they were traveling in that even the negro porter looked at them with disdain.
He paused only for breath or to reload his guns. The latter, hungry for mayhem, then proceeds to Jack Potter's house, peppering it with bullets, hurling invectives and challenging his old nemesis. This individual at times surveyed them from afar with an amused and superior grin. Potter and his bride are on the train and Potter is worrying about how the townfolk will respond to his new marriage. How they wish their beloved marshal Jack Potter has come back from San Anton! He was looking at the ground. He stepped forward and lashed his weapon to and fro before Potter's chest.
She is simply described as not very pretty or young 111. I tell you I ain't got a gun, and I ain't. He continues to take pot shots at the town, before deciding to take up the challenge with his old rival, Jack Potter. He cursed at himself, and went away. To the minds of the pair, their surroundings reflected the glory of their marriage that morning in San Antonio. This may imply that Scratchy had a feminine side. I thought it was a lot of buildup to a somewhat mediocre ending.
If he was a married man, then his life would be respected a little more than if he were single. I'm only thinking of Yellow Sky. When Scratchy learns the reason is because Potter just got married, he is so dumbstruck that he walks away without a fight. Despite their elegant surroundings, both bride and groom are nervous about returning to Yellow Sky. But when he comes you'd better lay down on the floor, stranger. He writes about a life lived. Reaching out of the window, he pulled in heavy wooden shutters and barred them.
It was as if the surrounding stillness formed the arch of a tomb over him. He is the marshal of his town called Yellow Sky and she is bringing her home for the first time. The time has come for me to settle with you, and I'm going to do it my own way--slowly, with no interruption. This story uses symbolism to put images in our minds of the old West and the new West as well as how the characters are portrayed throughout the story. The description of Jack Potter's feelings aboard the train, for instance, are too extreme for the purposes of pure parody; it is an overstatement to illuminate a fundamental change in Potter's position—from marshal to husband, and from Western townsman to a newly minted representative of the East.
Jack Potter is returning to Yellow Sky with his new bride from San Antonio. The plot of the story was an exciting arrangement of action. The five objects are for good luck and a lot of the time they are family ones that have been handed down from one generation to another. The characters did not leave a lasting impression on me and I doubt I will remember any of it in a couple of months. At the end of the war they settled in England in a villa at Oxted, , and in April 1898 Crane departed to report the in Cuba, first for the New York World and then for the New York Journal. Apparently, he feels guilty over leaving the town without much of an announcement of where he is going and what his purposes in leaving was.