Write an essay which explains how the author discusses the psychological struggle to physically survive.

in stephen cranes “open boat” groups of men face uncertainty of their physcial death in a dangerous situation. Write an essay which explains how the author discusses the psychological struggle to physically survive. In other words, how does Crane describe the struggle to physically survive a deadly situation amidst the psychological stress endured by the men in the stories?
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEssay Headings / FontDegrees of success depend on proper font / size (Times New Roman 12pt), correct MLA standard heading in the top left corner (name, my name, course name and date) double spacing, and header which includes last name and page number in the upper right corner.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWorks Cited AccuracyDegrees of success depend on accurate work cited entries for the short story or stories formatted in MLA. The ONLY work cited entry should be the stories themselves. NO outside sources should be quoted in the essay.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIn-Text Citation AccuracyDegrees of success here depend on accurate in-text citation which includes a signal phrase leading up to the quotation and a parenthetical citation with author last name and page number of the quotation. In the absence of a page number, the abbreviation par. for paragraph may be used.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTextual SupportDegrees of success here depend on including sufficient quoted textual evidence for your analysis of the story.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAuthor / Title AccuracyDegrees of success depend on including the full name of the writers initially and then referring to their last name afterwards. Also, the titles of the stories should be in quotations marks.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammatical AccuracyDegrees of success here depend avoiding mechanical and proofreading errors such as fragments, run-on sentences, commonly confused words, and other grammatical problems.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThesis Qualities in the first ParagraphDegrees of success depend on communicating in the first paragraph a meaningful interpretation which EXPANDS upon the language of the essay prompt.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTextual AnalysisDegrees of success here depend on engaging the specific quoted language of the story in order to draw out the significant ideas which support the thesis in the first paragraph.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresence of the AuthorDegrees of success here depend on actively using the author’s name in the body of the essay in order to communicate your interpretation of the story or stories.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePronoun UsageDegrees of success depend of avoiding inappropriate first and second person pronoun usage such as “I” “Me” You” and “Your”
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresent TenseDegrees of success depend on consistently using present tense verbs to interpret the story.