Every author has a different life story of how they became interested in becoming a writer and what made their writings become a success. Jack London is one author with an amazing story of how he became a successful writer. There are specific things that helped him become a writer and he himself influenced other people through his writings also. Jack London is a male author who started his life off in a rough situation. By 8th grade he had to drop out of school so that he could support his family by getting some jobs. He had been a cannery worker, seaman, jute mill worker, and shoveled coal, but he once decided that it was easier to steal oysters at night from the dock and sell them; that is what he did for awhile, then he we on the complete opposite and worked with fish patrol, trying to catch thieves that did what he used to do. Jack did all of these jobs by the time he was eighteen years old. He then got on the gold rush and headed to California in search for gold. “He came back the following year not with gold but with story nuggets.”(Raymond 493) California and all the adventure had influenced him to write by giving him good ideas to write about in his stories. There were two more influences that helped London write such wonderful adventurous stories. Economics affected my author in several different ways. Because the economy was bad and he lived in a poor household, Jack learned responsibility at a young age. Although he may not have shown it as a teenager, all the work he did as a kid helped him with decisions as a young adult. If he would have grown up in a nicer house and wouldn’t have had to get jobs at the age of fourteen, he probably would have gone a different route because he was inspired to write because of his poor childhood. “Life in the frozen Yukon had shown him nature in its harshest form, as the enemy of human survival.” (Hodgins 416) When he visited the Yukon it inspired him to write about nature; that is why London has such descriptive stories of snowy places. He started writing as soon as he had gotten back from California and got his first book, A Daughter of the Snows, published in 1900, the year he got married to his wife Bessie Maddern. While he was in California we can assume that while he was mining he had heard many different stories from other miners. His experience alone was probably enough to help him write amazing books, but also hearing the stories of other sparked ideas in his head of books that he could write. Another reason he started to write was to get money so he could support his family. Once his books started to become published Jack London’s books his family no longer suffered. Writing and all the money that Jack got…
27 February 2015
Prompt 2: You Only Live Once
Most people live by the saying “YOLO”, but Chris McCandless took it to the next level.
In the story, “
Into The Wild
” by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless goes on an extreme journey
that ended up being a tragic story. McCandless is not a foolish person for doing what he wanted
to do with his life because we are all born to do different things, be different people. His
adventure was a getaway…
Qualities of a Hero
Buck faces many challenges from the beginning of the story till the end. The novel The Call of the Wild by Jack London is and adventure book. This story takes place in the Yukon territory, When a dog named Buck gets kidnapped from his blissful life and sent into a full of hardship and misery. Throughout the whole story buck demonstrated his actions of trying to be the hero in the story.
Buck showed that he was passionate many times throughout the story. For example, as burton…
The Call of The Wild, by Jack London, is about the transformation of a pampered, gentle, house dog into a wolf. He starts off loved, cared for, and he had a good life. Then the protagonist becomes a hardened killer. Buck is no longer a gentle loving dog. Now he is a wild animal.
"During the four years since his puppyhood he had lived the life of a sated aristocrat" (London 5). Buck was the king. He was bigger, stronger, smarter, and even better loved than any other dog on his home in California…
Pre AP English II
Into the Wild
There are some people among us that are different; they don’t seem to fit in the normal standards that our society is based on. The non-fiction novel Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer describes in detail the epic but tragic journey of Chris McCandless, a young man who didn’t seem – or want to conform to the conventional ways of modern life. Some critics argue that he was simply ignorant; he walked out of a potentially great life…
The Call of the Wild
“The Call of the Wild” by Jack London is a story about a sheltered dog, named Buck that went through a chain of transformations in his life. From the safe haven owned by Judge Miller and his family to the terrain of the untamed, natural jungle-Buck’s. His life changed when an employee at his first home stole him and sold him. While each owner of buck has an effect on him, there where three that played a major role in Buck's transformation. The three owners or groups…
Chris McCandless, the subject of Jon Krakauer in Into the Wild, was not ignorant or unprepared, but he was going out into the wilderness to find the true meaning of life and to see what it was like to live out in the wild on his own. Chris was a great role model for kids all across the country; because he was trying to live out his dream and do what he thought was right in the wild and would not listen to what anyone told him to do. Chris McCandless was a loving and caring…
By: Jordyn Lilly
Candace parker is the person I think when I think what I want to accomplish in my life. In 2008 she was voted WNBA most Valuable Player. It took a lot for her to do this but she had life skills like patience when she had to be patience choosing a team and practicing. Flexibility when she has to figure out a schedule to do homework in college and playing basketball. Sportsmanship when they are 12 point down in the last 2 minutes some has to be cheer the team on…
February 25, 2013
London uses each character to move Buck alone in his journey from civilized to wild.
Judge Miller sets Buck’s standards of his surroundings, making him think of people in a good, innocent way. He raised Buck “at a big house in the sun-kissed Santa Clara Valley” (5). He taught Buck how to be civilized which means following the rules and living in an orderly way. Buck never did anything bad because he was happy and didn’t want…
master. He attacks the Indians, killing
several and scaring the rest away. Buck then runs into the wild where he ﬁnds the
leader of a pack of wolves. He becomes an idol dog, inspiring fear in the indians.
But every year he returns to where his leader was killed. He is free to run in the
wild, as long as he is a leader, but he still morns over the death of his leader.
The Call of the Wild is a great work of literature. It is written in a style that
at one point, is strong and meaningful…
4 January 2015
The Call of the Wild
In Jack London’s novel,
The Call of the Wild
, Buck is distinguished by his ability to learn
and adapt. He goes from being “the new kid on the block” to the head of the sled team, ousting
another alpha dog on the way. He discovers that having to adapt to an unfamiliar, strange
environment requires both physical and mental strength.
Buck is the beloved St. Bernard mix…