Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Science, Public Health and Education (SSPHE 2018)

Jack London’s Writing Motivation for The Call of the Wild

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Yifeng Liu
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Yifeng Liu
Available Online January 2019.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ssphe-18.2019.4How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Jack London, Buck, The Call of the Wild, writing motivation
Abstract
The American author Jack London (1876-1916) has long been popular as a writer of primitive nature. His works have been scrutinized by critic all over the world from both thematic and aesthetic perspectives. Up to now, some critics come to realize the importance, so they begin to view Jack London in light of the most urgent present environmental protection. From this point of view, The Call of the Wild is Jack London’s most typical and powerful work of nature, in which London is shown as being opposed to human mistreatment of animals and human intrusion into nature, for both nature and animals are seen by London as having intrinsic value on which human life depends, and Jack London’s ecological ideas could be vividly embodied in the novel. Meanwhile, human urgently call for a new harmonious coexistence, which rests on human responsibility to nature, and an eventual return to nature. This article will analyze his writing motivation of The Call of the Wild.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Social Science, Public Health and Education (SSPHE 2018)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
January 2019
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978-94-6252-653-2
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ssphe-18.2019.4How to use a DOI?
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