In its barest details, stephen crane’s “the monster” is the story of a black carriage hand who saves the young son of his employer, a respected small-town doctor, from certain death in a fire that destroys the doctor’s home in the process of the rescue, the black man, henry johnson, is horribly burned.
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The monster is an 1898 novella by american author stephen crane (1871–1900) the story takes place in the small, fictional town of whilomville, new york the story takes place in the small, fictional town of whilomville, new york. Stephen crane was an american novelist, poet and journalist, best known for the novel red badge of courage that work introduced the reading world to crane's striking prose, a mix of impressionism, naturalism and symbolism.
In the article titled “the significance of stephen crane’s the monster”, james nagel describes the construction of henry johnson and the aftermath of his accident, and in addition touches on the important aspect of racial discrimination that can be an underlying metaphor for having no face, or being invisible at the time of crane writing the story.