Competition In Jack London's The Call Of The Wild

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In the show, Wizards of Waverly Place, the wizard competition acts as an incentive for the Russo family to learn more about magic, but it also causes a strain on their relationship to the point of harming each other to win. Writers such as Jack London and Jean-Jacques Rousseau critize this concept throughout their works. London's The Call of the Wild centers around the life a dog named Buck as he tries to discover his true self. He experiences hardships as he is constantly fighting to be the best and survive the harsh life of an Alaskan sled dog. Rousseau also contemplates on finding oneself, but he scrutinizes the true human nature of man instead of a dog. Both authors share similar views on closely related topics such competition and social order. In the novel, The Call of the Wild, Jack London illustrates the negative effects of competition through the characters Buck and Spitz, which correlates with the Rousseauian idea of detrimental social organization
London presents through his characters Buck and Spitz that competition has the potential to be negative.
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London manipulates Buck and Spitz in order to display his pessimistic views concerning vie. Through Spitz’s death, London exhibits a theme that rivalry causes harm, and Rousseau expands on this by explaining how social organization is also detrimental to society because it leads to comparison and competition. These views differ from how man views these topics today. He disregards these opinions by supporting and rewarding competition whether it deals with sports, jobs, or education. The wizard competition in the show Wizards of Waverly Place expresses these same opinions. The sibling who does the best has his or her powers for their entire life even if they sabotage their other sibling to do so. Everyone desires to be better than one another, and both London and Rousseau utilize works as tools to communicate the dangers of this
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