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Jack London

In "The Law of Life" by American writer and journalist Jack London, the main character old Koskoosh dies, or is about to die, by a pack of wolves who are now encircling him. Hunger is in the...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2015 9:30 pm UTC

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The primary conflicts which drive this story are man vs. self, man vs. nature and man vs. society. In "The Law of Life," Jack London muses on the harsh cruelty of nature and the inevitability of...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2020 8:07 am UTC

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"War" is an anti-war story. London condemns war by showing that it rewards immoral behavior and punishes humane behavior. The story illustrates the inherent dehumanization in a kill-or-be-killed...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2020 1:22 pm UTC

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At the beginning of "All Gold Canyon," Jack London spends a long time painting a beautiful picture of a California mountain canyon in the springtime, which is unquestionably the time of year in...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2019 11:04 pm UTC

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The famous short story "The Law of Life" by Jack London tells of an old chief who is weak and blind. Because he cannot keep up with the others, he is being abandoned by his tribe. Although he has a...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2019 4:04 am UTC

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Francois and Perrault expect their dogs to obey them implicitly. As "fair men, calm and impartial in administering justice," Francois and Perrault expect their dogs to give them their money's worth...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2017 2:43 pm UTC

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There are only two characters in the story "All Gold Canyon" by Jack London, both of whom are anonymous miners. The protagonist is the first of the miners we encounter. He is sometimes referred to...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2018 9:44 am UTC

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Comparing these two pieces makes a lot of sense, as they are both written by Jack London. My general recommendation when comparing any pieces of literature is to start looking for similarities...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2020 9:59 pm UTC

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The main problem with applying the concepts of Naturalism to the reading of London's short story "The Law of Life" is that the mere player in the world controlled by natural forces is a man who, to...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2015 6:28 pm UTC

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This use of figurative language can be seen in a few ways. One would be through the use of personification, assigning human qualities to a non- human entity. When "fate asks too much" from the...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2009 9:59 pm UTC

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"He Never Tried Again" is an unpublished poem by Jack London, collected in several modern anthologies as well as online. "SOAPSTone" is a method of reading and analyzing prose and poetry using...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2012 2:58 am UTC

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I would agree with you that the theme of this story is race and the way that race is constructed and perceived by society. (There is, I think, also an element of commentary on attitudes towards...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2011 3:00 pm UTC

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The difficulty with third person points-of-view is that the two types of third person narration can be confused. Whilst one major narrative style is the use of the omniscient third person narrator,...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2011 1:05 am UTC

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Little information seems to be available about Jack London’s poem “He Never Tried Again.” Until recently the poem was unpublished, and the most recent editor of London’s poetry, Dan Wichlan, has...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2012 2:08 pm UTC

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Latest answer posted September 5, 2011 9:07 am UTC

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The sanitation of China means the elimination of the Chinese population. Many people believe that "The Unparalleled Invasion" shows that Jack London was in favor of genocide. I find that hard to...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2012 12:36 pm UTC

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Jack London's Burning Daylight was his most popular novel during his lifetime and was published in 1910. London himself died in 1916. Under copyright law in most places in the world, a book goes...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2018 8:38 am UTC

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