Hardwork In Jonathan Auerbach's Into The Wild

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Jonathan Auerbach parallels the significance of buck carrying “urgent” mail and trying to ‘get the word’ out to London’s struggle to gain recognition as a writer. Auerbach then briefly lists some of his other published works. The conclusion of the correlation between publishing writing and Buck’s effort to make a name for himself in the wild can be drawn. The novel follows the concept of hard work will lead to freedom and self- transformation. Buck is able to make a name for himself in civilization due to the work that he executes. Initially, Buck’s worth is rated based on how much money people are willing to pay for him. Once he begins working on the sled team with the other dogs, he receives a distinct personality and reputation that defines his worth. Auerbach utilizes…show more content…
As soon as Buck is traded off, he is called to by the wild but cannot leave, due to the “debt” he owes to Thornton. Love is the only outcome that emerges from Buck’s relationship with Thornton, which soon leads to him having to prove himself through a series of tests. The relationship damages Buck’s worth, allowing its measurability to revert back to the amount of money one is willing to pay for him. Auerbach even stresses the fact that Thorton takes advantage of Buck and uses his love to his own benefit. However, the work Buck carries out builds on his reputation, spreading his name throughout Alaska, signifying fame and heroism. The novel shifts from a focus on the work itself to a sense of adventure. Buck’s new reputation foreshadows the role of “ghost dog” that he later takes on, alluding to London’s legacy left behind as a well-known writer. Auerbach then summarizes the main points of his essay, and concludes with insight to the topic of true joy within the wolf. This source would not be useful when writing a research paper because the complex wording makes some of the concepts difficult to
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