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  • Jack London Essay

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    Jack London, an American author known for his thrilling adventure stories, showed the world that even an exciting story that takes place in exotic settings can include all the intricacies of great literature. This is seen in many of his stories with the implementation of symbolism, many times a recurring theme in his work. Also, London used many ideas of the day such as Darwinism and Spencerism in his writings in order to better portray his views. However, perhaps one of the most telling signs that

  • Jack London Fire

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    3. The short story “To Build a Fire” by Jack London starts off with a man who travels to the Yukon, a major river in Alaska and western Canada, on an extremely cold winter day with a wolf dog. The man was a newcomer in the Yukon and this winter was going to be his first. The man is planning to meet a group of his friends at a camp by six o’clock. He plans on traveling alone with his wolf dog because he states that he is not fazed by the cold. An older timer on Sulphur Creek warns the man to not go

  • A Analysis of Jack London Novels

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    A literary Analysis of Jack London three most recognized works, Sea Wolf; The Call of the Wild; and White Fang. Jack London lived a full life, even though he died at the young age of forty. In his life time he experienced many things, and I believe that these experiences were the catalyst of his novels. Jack London was an oyster pirate, a government patrolman in San Francisco Bay, a sailor and an agrarian reformer, a seal hunter in the North Pacific and a gold prospector in the frozen

  • Essay on Jack London: A Biography

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    Jack London: A Biography        John Griffith London, better known to us as Jack London, was born to Flora Wellman January 12, 1876, in San Francisco. (Ranch Album)  His father was presumably W.H. Chaney, who left Flora after finding out she was pregnant. (Stasz, 9)  Flora met and eventually married John London on September 7, 1876 bringing John's two other children, Ida and Eliza, into the family. (Ranch Album) Flora enlisted the help of a wet nurse and, with the help her and Eliza,

  • Jack London Figurative Language

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    first few chapters of White Fang were very detailed because Jack London used great figurative language and had good choice of words to describe he’s setting. The book states “Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean toward each other, black and ominous, in the fading light” (London 1) which is a great example of Jack London being really detailed. Also these first few chapters had

  • Jack London : An Oyster Pirate

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    Jack London was born in 1876, and died in 1916. He was born in San Francisco, California, and was the son of Flora Wellman Chaney. When he was a child, he would sometimes living with the Prentisses. Mr. and Mrs. Prentisses were African Americans who served as London’s surrogate parents. When Jack turned 15, he sailed the San Francisco Bay as an oyster pirate. During his time on the water, London developed an alcohol problem, which would eventually become alcoholism. In 1894, London was arrested as

  • The Sea Wolf by Jack London

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    1 The Themes of “The Sea Wolf” "The Sea Wolf" by Jack London can often be seen as a controversial book. 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

  • White Fang By Jack London

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    The novel White Fang is written by Jack London,who is an author of many books.White Fang is non-fiction and it is an interesting novel that drew me in from the start.Personally,I think this novel is important,because it teaches us about wild animals and their personal lifestyles and habitats.Truthfully, the reason I think this novel is important is,that is shows how the wildlife works and responds to dangers such as weather, predators, people, etc. White Fang takes place in the Yukon Territory of

  • White Fang By Jack London

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    I recently read the book White Fang by Jack London. The story is a work of realistic fiction and it tells the story of a wolf as he grows up from a pup. It is a story of maturing and how life affects you as you grow. It tells of the strife something must experience as it grows in the wild. This story is considered a classic among many people and it is written in the traditional style. This story takes place in the Yukon Territory in Canada for the most part, but later moves to the Santa Clara

  • The Sea Wolf By Jack London

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    In Jack London’s book, The Sea Wolf, the reader has been given a very interesting view on what would be a minority in the society of the time. The book takes place on a sealing ship in the Pacific Ocean in the early 20th century. The sailors on these sealing vessels were a brutal group of men. They were frequently getting into fights with one another and behaving in a beastly manner. One would wonder though, whether or not the men are actually animals. The rest of the civilized world, at this point

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