The Sea Wolf by Jack London

1219 Words Jan 26th, 2018 5 Pages
It mentions several highly disputed topics such as: morals, religion, and death. Throughout his life the aim and strategy that he used for his books often reflected his past life experiences. His once hard life enabled him to gather extraordinary details into his books that authors were often not privileged to use. The characters one encounters through the various novels, and especially “The Sea Wolf” are also based off real people that London had met throughout his life. These themes as displayed in the storyline express the hardships of life during the 1800s and on. They portray what people had to do to not only simply get by, but to survive. Jack London's story of his life is an indeed interesting one; going from an average boy with thoughts of various adventures to one of the most influential writers in the United States. Jack London was born as Griffith Chaney on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco, CA. Jack was the son of a unmarried woman, Flora Wellman and William Chaney who was an attorney, journalist and active in the field of astrology. Throughout his childhood his father was never involved with his life. Which contributes to the fact that many of his books revolve around surviving when death seems certain, or one working hard for himself. When Jack was still a young boy, his mother married John London, who was a Civil War veteran. He moved around with his…

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