The Theme of Isolation in Various Literature

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The Theme of Isolation in Various Literature

In this essay all of the literature I have chosen will have to do with isolation. {1} When people have been isolated they don't see other people for a long time and this can lead to make a person stronger or make them weaker. In a live and death situation in can give them the extra will to live that you didn't have before. It can make him stronger and become his ally or it can beat him. When you are alone it makes you think about things that you never thought about before and make you work harder at the task at hand.

"Never Cry Wolf" by Farley Mowat, is a plea for understanding and preservation of the wolf that is being harried into extinction by humanity.
Mowat's philosophy is that it
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It transpires throughout the novel and Spike Millen becomes a man driven in a compulsive desperate hunt for the mad trapper. Through time Spike dissects the mad trappers obstinate yet unique character. Spike reveals reveals that the mad trapper does indeed have an unknown origin, a profound impact on his surroundings, and an excellent ability to disappear. Upon this revelation he accepts the ultimate challenge. His inciting force appears to be wrapped in the glory and stature of accomplishing the ultimate feat; apprehending the mad trapper. I find it hard to account for the dynamic change, however I do in fact feel that it ties Spike's occupation and the manner of living that he at the time engaged in. This was not some taboo to follow a through greuling blizzards and -40 temperatures, it was his occupation, this was accepted as part of the job. Through time Spike took his trade beyond the limit. The mad trapper acted as his nemesis, and the life of a pair of fools ended.

When the mad trapper was isolated it made him stronger and be able to do feats that no other human had done. He was able to climb over mountains in blizzards and sleep without shelter in -40. He had found a way to live by himself and he didn't want to break that pattern.

"Death on the Ice" by Cassie Brown is a compelling reconstruction of the
"Newfoundland" disaster in which 78 sealers died. It tells how the captains of the sealing ships did not consider the men in their
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