Then it can all be over, done, and finished. But, common sense says that this can obviously cause bodily, permanent, and brutal harm. Thus, jumping is not wise. Likewise to the Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games, this portrays the dark side humans can have, yet at the same time displays the sanity of those fighting against this mentioned “beast”. Therefore, the common theme portrayed the two stories is that despite this beast, some humans will keep their instincts intact as they fight for survival.
HIS LITERARY CAREER Jack London has been recognized as one of the dynamic figures in American Literature. Sailor, hobo, Klondike Argonaut, social crusader, war correspondent, scientific farmer, self-made millionaire, global traveler, and adventurer. London captured the popular imagination world wide as much through his literary efforts.
Summary Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) theory of social contract, which states that we need moral, legal rules because we want to escape the state of nature which is solitary, poor, brutal, nasty, and short. In this state, a man can kill others, and there are limited resources. This can soon lead to a state of war in which we are constantly disposed to harm others to achieve our goals. So, in this state of war if a person was to possess a beautiful house or property, and had all the comforts, luxuries, and amenities to lead a wonderful life; others could come and harm him and deprive him of his fruit of labor, life, and liberty. Therefore, the state of nature is that of fear, violence, and distrust.
It is sometimes said that his characters embodied everything he wanted to be (biography.com). His many famous novels include: The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Martin Eden. It was from his use of writing techniques like the use of setting, characters and theme that propelled London to become of the most famous writers of all time. In addition to being written by the same author, the settings of both stories are quite similar in terms of area and even climate.
For example, Odysueuss states “I began to taunt the Cyclops-men around trying to check me, calm me, …‘so headstrong,…why rile the beast again’”(Homer 9.92-94). No good leader would endanger his men because he couldn’t control his temper. A leader should always have a level-head and be sensible
The creature’s mental knowledge is very small-minded and intolerant, causing his understanding of justice to be exceedingly narrow. The monster’s isolation from society is forced by its fate. Nobody could with handle the hideous looks given by the creature 's appearance, this made it nearly impossible for the creature to have any interaction with any sort of human. To illustrate, the creation said while reciting his tale to Victor “And what was I?
The Dangers of Following Traditions Blindly Why do people follow authorities and traditions blindly without reflecting upon what they are doing? The two short stories, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and Examination Day by Henry Slesar, are perfect examples of societies that don’t question what they are doing because killing a person is rather an uncivilized and barbaric act. People will often be cruel when following traditions, beliefs, religion, or authorities. Thus, in the two short stories The Lottery and Examination Day, the authors are indirectly warning the reader about the dangers of not questioning authorities or traditions, and how we tend to be sheep that simply follow and don’t question.
This self-abashment provides proof of all his other needs disappearing, the desire for safety, affection, self-esteem, meaning. This results in the collapse of Mazlow’s hierarchy and in turn, Wiesel’s humanity. He becomes an animal but his transgressors somehow remain human. As a result of the devastation, Wiesel has to deal with long-upheld views succumbing. He instantaneously curses his God upon entering the camp (citation.)
Through examination of Lord of the Flies, Golding seems to share this point of view. When left in an environment lacking authority, the boys attempt to follow the fundamental rule of nature, electing Ralph as their leader and for a time, following his rules. However, when another boy desired the same position, competition arose and Ralph was revealed to be less powerful and disrespected by the group. Jack found his power in feeding off the other boys’ fears, and using violent, animalistic techniques, which proved to be what they truly desired. War broke out between the two, as Hobbes predicted would happen in such circumstances, and morality was only restored when a powerful figure of authority finally arrived on the island.
At the point when confronted with force, for example, intangibility, man gets to be improper and is willing to do anything for individual addition and satisfaction. He accepts there is nothing off with doing anything for his own survival since he is unrivaled. He additionally carries the circumstance above and beyond with his rule of fear, which he depicts as, "Not wanton slaughtering, but rather a prudent killing. " He now needs to have complete control over everyone through dread and needs to begin "the Epoch of the Invisible Man."
“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.” says war veteran John Billings. Revenge is the desire to repay an injury by inflicting harm and hatred is the deep, negative thought that may lead to it. Hurting or harming other humans in today’s society is not allowed. Revenge has the reputation of being barbaric, short-sighted and a pointless instinct. It is an aspect of our human makeup that we must resist.
Adapting “Personal experience is the basis of all real literature” (George Henry Lewes). Many authors use similar writing topics like how Jack london made buck change and adapt for survival. In the story “Born Worker” by Gary Soto and in the fictional novel “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London, both main characters change throughout the stories. Even though the main characters have different backgrounds, both Back and Jose have the same hardships which are crucial to their future.
Over the course of The Call of the Wild written by Jack London, Buck’s several owners help shape the dog that he turns out to be. Buck is a large and handsome dog who is part St. Bernard and part Scotch sheep dog. All throughout the book, the pack of dogs travel to various places and overcome many difficult obstacles in their journey across the Arctic North. These difficulties lead to Buck becoming more like his primitive ancestors, which is a main theme of the book. Although the owners are only mentioned for a short period of time each (excluding Thornton), each of them made a huge and immediate impact on the story and Buck himself.
The Authors show the aggressive instincts of both characters. In the passage of Call of the Wild London portrays Bucks aggressive instincts by writing , “Here and there savage dogs rushed upon him, but he bristled his neck-hair and snarled (for he was learning fast), and they let him go his way unmolested.” (London Page 1) This helps the reader understand that Buck was not going to let other dogs pick on him and that he was learning to stand up for himself. At this moment in the passage Buck made himself not look like a wimp and that he wasn’t scared to fight back.
Have you ever heard the calls? Buck sure has. In the novel The Call of The Wild by Jack London, Buck is a large st. Bernard that lives in the beautiful Santa Clara Valley with Judge Miller. As the story goes on Buck gets dognapped and sent to the man in the red sweater. The man in the red sweater is also known as the crack dog doctor.