Jack London Pacific Ocean
554 wordsJohn (Jack) Griffith London (1876 - 1916) was born in San Francisco, California. His mother, Flora Wellman, came from a wealthy family. As an infant, Virginia Prentiss, a major mother figure, raised Jack in Jacks childhood, an ex-slave. She was obligated to care for Jack because Jacks mother was ill. In his teenage years, Jack worked very hard jobs he served on a fish patrol catching poachers; he pirated oysters on the San Francisco Bay; he sailed the Pacific Ocean on a sealing ship; and he join...
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A Study Of Jack London
638 wordsA Study of Jack London's Belief in Darwinism Jack London has a strong belief in Darwinism, survival of the fittest, during the late 1800 's through the early 1900 's, when he wrote. Throughout his writings, many characters display London's belief in Darwinism. In the novel, The Call of the Wild, Jack London's belief in social darwinism is portrayed by animals interacting with humans, each other, and the environment. This can be shown through Buck, a house dog turned sled dog, interacting with hi...
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Valley Of The Moon Glen Ellen Wrote
652 wordsJack London was a jailbird. A hobo. A sailor, seal hunter, pirate, gold-miner, laundered, yachtsman, and coal shoveler. He was a drinker, a brawler, and a heavy smoker. He was a husband (twice) and a father (twice). He was a socialist candidate for mayor of Oakland, California. He was a rancher. A world-traveler. A voracious reader. A loyal correspondent whose collected letters fill three large volumes. A lecturer whose fiery speeches ignited controversy where ever he went. A journalist who cove...
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Eudora Welty And Jack London
1,766 wordsThere is a silent shadow which seems to mirror a gaunt, dark, figure who prowls the busy airports, silent streets, and even the cozy homes. There is no escaping this man, the destroyer. No walls are thick enough to shut him out, no mountain high enough to evade his wrath. He is death... he is predetermined... he is unpredictable... to some he is simply fascinating. The wish to live, the inability to believe in ones own menacing death, the universal human faith in ones own immunity to death- all ...
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Eudora Welty And Jack London
1,745 words... es a game to see who can kill first. It is inevitable that someone must die in order to ratify his own life. London emphasizes the theme of honor in death. The only honorable thing to do was to kill and be killed in The Death of a Legion. Had the blood bath not ended with Legion being dead, then he would have been a disgrace to his tribe. In Clytie, Welty depicts the mentally disturbed womens death as an ultimatum to the horrible life she was forced to partake of. There was no honor in her d...
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Thurber Andersen London And Perseus
894 wordsAs far back as I can remember, my mind has always thought and learned by association. My brain fancifully connects things like computer terminals and bus terminals, Indian reservations with plane ticket confirmations, and carpetbaggers with rug stealers. Dont ask me why, but I think I get bored with ordinary human communications and then lapse into my imaginary fantasy association world, finding it much more fascinating than the nightly news, soap operas and talking head yakut-yak cable tabloid ...
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Nature And Nurture Call Of The Wild
1,383 wordsNature and Nurture "Call of the wild", written by Jack London, is one of his famous short novels that is known for all. It is a story about a dog, Buck. Buck is a domestic dog living in the sun-kissed Santa Clara valley. He is living a good life and taken care of by his master. But life is not always a picnic. When it is the end of 19 th century, there comes the gold rush. Big dogs are tremendously wanted for exploring in the North. For Buck, his cozy and happy life comes to an end as he is secr...
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The Call Of Jack London
1,107 wordsDuring a time when man had gold fever, and philosophical views plagued the minds of many, one man took these views and turned them into great outdoor adventures. John "Jack" Griffith London, a twentieth century author, wrote The Call of the Wild, other novels, and short stories that depict the philosophical views of the time and added adventure to them by using his own life experiences that carried thousands of men including himself to the Klondike in search of gold. In Winter 1876 San Francisco...
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Story Takes Place Theory Of Evolution
1,116 words... ten to death by the sled driver. He was a character that Buck admired and the first character that he considered friend. The setting of the story takes place in multiple environments. The story begins on a plantation where Buck was a pampered member of the Miller family in California. The story then changes scenery along with the relocation of Buck. There is a scene in a baggage car on a train, and a scene on a ship where Buck begins to learn the valuable lessons needed for survival in the w...
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Jack London Real Man
336 wordsA Character in Fiction Although there are so many characters in fiction, Jack London's main character in his The Love for Life produced an unforgettable impression on me. Mans strength and weakness, the traits and desires he fails to hide, - all of them are vividly embodied in The Love of Life. When you read the story, you feel that Jack London rarely gives characteristics to his characters. On contrary, the writer creates circumstances, where all positive and negative features are self-revealed...
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Origin Of Species Friedrich Nietzsche
940 wordsJack London, as a writer, used Darwinian determinism, Nietzschean theories or race and adventure in his writings. Jack London was born in San Francisco and abandoned shortly after birth by his father, London took the name of his stepfather. Because of his family? s poor financial condition, London was forced to leave school at the age of fourteen and find work. He labored for several years as a cannery worker, a longshoreman and as a nocturnal scavenger of San Francisco Bay, becoming the self-st...
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Jack London White Fang
1,508 wordsThe idea of peaceful rebellion through nature is the basis for many books. Kipling was one of the first one to do it through many of his novels, but Jack London got a lot deeper into that concept. He was born in 1876 in San Francisco, an illegitimate child born to a single woman, but his mother did marry a man named John London, and named her son John London. This family moved a lot, but ended up in San Francisco again where John London, now known as Jack London worked in the bay patrol. Jack wa...
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Jack London Physical Ability
1,171 wordsI would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time Jack London Jack London fought his way up from a life of hard, factory labor in Oakland, California, to become the highest pai...
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Jack London San Francisco
633 wordsJack London was a prolific writer, one of the most widely read American writers of the early 20 th century. During his short life, he wrote fifty books, plus many articles and short stories. Besides being one of the most widely read authors, he was also the highest-paid. However, Jack London did not spend all of his time writing. Besides being an author, he also was a gold prospector, a homeless, a pirate, a sailor, and a factory worker. London was determined to live an adventurous life: I would...
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Call Of The Wild Jack London
538 wordsJack London s characters and settings reflect his life in his works. This is most obvious in his novels The Call of the Wild, Martin Eden, and To Build a Fire. Jack London was born in 1876 in San Francisco, California. He lived with his father and mother. His father was an astrologer and his mother supposedly talked to the dead. He grew up not being cared for and with very little education (Adventures 482). Jack London finished school through the 8 th grade (Wilson 1). When he turned eighteen he...
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Call Of The Wild Jack London
715 wordsJack London (1876 - 1916) was easily the most successful and best-known writer in America in the first decade of the 20 th century. He is best known for his books, The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf, and a few short stories, such as " To Build a Fire" and " The White Silence. " He was a productive writer whose fiction traveled through three lands and their cultures such as the Yukon, California, and the South Pacific. His most famous writings included war, box...
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Jack London N Pag
1,087 wordsOne is led to believe that if a person is an author, then that person would have the best education that is available to them. However, this is not the case for Jack London. He dropped out of school at the age of fourteen and explored San Francisco, stole oysters, worked for the government, went to Japan, and traveled around the United States by hitching rides on freight trains. This is just a list of the few things he did during the five-year period while he did not attend school. He then retur...
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Red One Jack London One Jack London Bassett
707 wordsThe Red One Jack London was one of America s greatest authors. His works were of tales from the unexplored savage lands of the Klondike to the cannibal infested Philippine Island chain of the vast Pacific, and even the far reaches of space and time. Jack London himself was a pioneer of the unexplored savage frontier. London wrote about this unknown frontier with a cunning sense of adventure and enthrallment. He keeps the reader on tenter enters books by withholding facts in a way that makes him ...
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Jack London Literary Criticism
3,088 wordsJack London was a man of adventure, a man of action and only he could have truly conceived such a dynamic and challenging credo as this. And only he, with his great physical strength, his intense intellect, and his turbulent spirit, could have successfully lived up to it. Helped when he was only forty, but he accomplished more in this short lifetime than most men could in several lifetimes. The many experiences and occupations London pursued in his early youth as oyster pirate, sailor, tramp, pr...
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White Fang Jack London
934 wordsWhite Fang, written by Jack London, is a wonderful adventure novel that vividly depicts the life of a wolf by the name of White Fang. Throughout the course of the novel, White Fang goes through numerous learning experiences as he interacts with humans and other wolves from Alaska around the turn of the century. Jack London uses the events that transpire during White Fang s life to illustrate that only the cunning, intelligent, and strong will be able to survive. The ideas of Darwinism and surviv...
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