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The Sea-Wolf

The classic novel The Sea-Wolf by Jack London tells of Humphrey van Weyden, an intellectual gentleman, who after a ferry boat accident is kidnapped by the notorious Captain Wolf Larsen and forced...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2019, 1:48 am (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

In the classic adventure novel The Sea-Wolf by Jack London, the brutal captain Wolf Larsen rescues an intellectual gentleman named Humphrey Van Weyden from a shipwreck and forces him to work aboard...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2019, 12:52 am (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

As Chapter 37 of Jack London’s novel The Sea Wolf begins, Wolf Larsen has been taken prisoner by his “Shanghaied” crew members, Hump and Maud and is visited by Hump in the steerage where he is to...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2017, 11:16 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

A recurring theme in Jack London's work is the dichotomy between the wild world and civilization. London repeatedly examines both humans and animals who move between these two worlds and are forced...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2018, 4:23 am (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

In the beginning of the thrilling novel The Sea-Wolf by Jack London, a man named Humphrey van Weyden is aboard a ferry out of San Francisco that sinks after colliding with another vessel in the...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2019, 7:01 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

Humphrey van Weyden is on board a ferry which is taking him across the San Francisco bay. He is comfortable and says that he is letting his imagination run loose while the ferry goes across the...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2009, 1:49 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

The exciting adventure novel The Sea-Wolf by Jack London tells of an intellectual named Humphrey van Weyden who is picked up at sea by a seal-hunting ship, the Ghost, after the ferry he is on sinks...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2020, 1:28 am (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

In chapter 25 of "The Sea-Wolf" Larsen gets even with his brother, Death Larsen, by laying a trap for his "hunters." He manages to not only capture his brother's hunting boats, but he also...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2009, 1:48 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

The important female character in this story is Maud Brewster, who is rescued by Larsen after the steamer that she was on sank. Larsen, however, is far from a nice guy, and when Van Weyden realizes...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2020, 9:27 am (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

The Sea-Wolf by Jack London is a tale of opposites. While Humphrey "Hump" van Weyden is initially weak, wealthy, and overly idealistic, Wolf Larsen is masculine, working class, and sociopathic....

Latest answer posted March 3, 2016, 11:21 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

The story takes place at sea, starting specifically in the Pacific Ocean, where our somewhat weak protagonist Humphrey van Weyden is aboard a San Francisco ferry. When the ferry crashes, van...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2009, 10:35 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

Wolf Larsen is a hateful and mean character. He is feared and despised by his crew and the people on board the "Ghost," but he is so strong and in charge that no one dare cross him. In this...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2009, 1:38 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

Wolf Larsen has several of the characteristics of Nietzsche's übermensch. He is fantastically strong and brave, as well as being contemptuous of conventional morality. He is a moral nihilist and an...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2019, 1:47 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

Wolf Larsen is a man who is arrogant and materialistic. He believes that if someone steals his profit, or his money then they have done as much damage as if they steal his life. To Wolf profit is...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2009, 2:10 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

"Humphrey van Weyden and Wolf Larsen of "The Sea-Wolf"are complementary opposites." Humphrey van Weyden is the protagonist in this novel by Jack London. He is a bookish, non-physical man who has...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2009, 7:55 am (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

The dichotomy between the wild world and civilization in The Sea-Wolf is explored primarily through the opposition between the two principal characters: Humphrey Van Weyden and Wolf Larsen. Van...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2021, 9:33 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

Friedrich Nietzsche once claimed that “Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul.” Wolf Larsen, the main character in Jack London’s novel The Sea-Wolf, might be considered a noble soul in this...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2012, 11:26 am (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

In chapter 23 of "The Sea-Wolf," Hump is dreaming of how to escape with Ms. Brewster from Wolf Larsen. He wants to leave the hunt and the ship and return home. Near the end of the chapter he...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2009, 1:57 am (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

Jack London's novel The Sea-Wolf was published in 1904 by Macmillan. The story is set in 1893 and revolves around the adventures of protagonist Humphrey van Weyden, who finds himself in the water...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2021, 11:58 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

Wolf Larsen is the brutal captain of The Ghost, a seal-hunting schooner. He is a nihilist, believing in nothing but his own strength and survival; he has no regard for human life or for emotion,...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2013, 7:13 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

I believe that what Humpreys thoughts are trying to covey to the reader is the concept of the man with no conscience. He looks innocent because in his mind he is. Larsen has no value system...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2009, 2:28 pm (UTC)

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The Sea-Wolf

After finally escaping from Wolf Larsen, who is locked in battle with his brother Death, van Weyden and Miss Brewster land on an uninhabited island. Wolf eventually joins them on his wrecked ship,...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2013, 8:17 pm (UTC)

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