A report | White Fang | Jack London
- The Author :
Jack London was born on January 12, 1876 in San Francisco . By age 30 London was internationally famous for his books Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea Wolf (1904) and other literary and journalistic accomplishments. His stories of high adventure were based on his own experiences at sea, in the Yukon Territory, and in the fields and factories of California. His writings appealed to millions worldwide.
Jack London died on November 22, 1916, he was 40 years old. Between 1900 and 1916 he completed more than 50 fiction and non-fiction books, hundreds of short stories and numerous articles. Several of the books and many of the short stories are classics and still popular; some have been translated into as many as 70 languages. Among the best known are Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea Wolf, Martin Eden and John Barleycorn.
- The Novel (White Fang) :
(White Fang) is a story that took place in the wilds of Northland Canada in the period of Gold Rush. It begins with a breath taking adventure of two men chased by a She- wolf and her pack of starving wolves. After that the She-wolf and One-eye who was the Alfa-male of the pack started their own adventure with their six little cubs. A series of tragedies killed the whole family leaving only the She – wolf and one cub (White Fang). Then White Fang met Grey Beaver who domesticated him and took him to an Indian village, where he trained him to be the leader dog of the sled.. Then he sold him to Beauty Smith. With Beauty Smith White Fang received a lot of beating and clubbing which turned him to a fighting wolf. Finally, White Fang was rescued by Weedon Scott who became his loving master.
(White Fang) is a masterpiece , great and absorbing novel, embodied and demonstrated many of the common themes such as survival of the fittest , isolation from society and the harsh , cruel environment .London pointed out that man and animal are not different and , he emphasized the idea of molding the clay and changing from savage into kindness.
Finally, it’s a story filled with myriad of emotions and affection.
- Quotes :
- The law was: EAT OR BE EATEN. He did not formulate the law in clear, set terms and moralise about it. He did not even think the law; he merely lived the law without thinking about it at all.
- White Fang knew the law well: _to oppress the weak and obey the strong
- White Fang’s was a service of duty and awe, but not of love. He did not know what love was. He had no experience of love
- This faithfulness was a quality of the clay that composed him. It was the quality that was peculiarly the possession of his kind; the quality that set apart his species from all other species; the quality that has enabled the wolf and the wild dog to come in from the open and be the companions of man.