Homework Help

In the story "The Law of Life" by Jack London what is the parallelism...

user profile pic

sarabeve | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 9, 2008 at 11:40 PM via web

dislike 1 like

In the story "The Law of Life" by Jack London what is the parallelism expressing?

2 Answers | Add Yours

user profile pic

ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 10, 2008 at 1:06 AM (Answer #1)

dislike 0 like

In the story, the parallelism of the dead of Old Koskoosh, old moose and old men means all things on earth must follow the same law. Life gives both men and animals different roles, but when all is said and done, everything eventually dies. The "law of life" and life itself can be wonderful but at the end the "law of death" must be obeyed. That is why Old Koskoosh gives in to the wolves at end of the story. He remembers leaving his own father on the ice and realizes it is time for him also to die.

user profile pic

larmesa93 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 10, 2010 at 1:02 AM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

how does koskoosh die


Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes