Coming to Adulthood in Stephen Crane’s “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” Adulthood is a central theme in many short stories and novels. The story of someone’s coming of age, maturation and general ability to self-reflect and grow is hugely important to explore in many works of art. Stephen Crane’s seminal short story, “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” is the story about the importance and poignancy of adulthood. In this naturalist short story, three characters are affected by adulthood, adult decision making and adult rites of passage. In Stephen Crane’s “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” uses three characters: the bride, Jack Potter and Scratchy Wilson- to illustrate the importance and weight of adulthood. The bride is the first character that...The end:
.....e uses time to illustrate this lesson, by showing time cut short in the face of unhappiness with slight imperfection. He also uses the theme of nature to show that nature is imperfect, but people should appreciate imperfections and find beauty in it. “The Birthmark” is a wonderful and sad story about a couple that did not learn not to mess with mother nature, and indeed pay consequences for this. This is illustrated within the short story through the themes of time and nature. Works Cited Hawthorne, N. (1846) “The Birth Mark.” Moses from an Old Manse. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company: 47-69. Crane, S. “Bride Comes to Yellow Sky.” (2002). Literature: The Human Experience. 8th ed. Ed. Richard Abcarian and Marvin Klotz. Boston: Bedford: 91–99.