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The Call of the Wild - Life Lessons That Are Learned and Thought

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The Call of the Wild - Life Lessons That Are Learned and Thought

The Call of the Wild:

Life lessons that are learned and thought


As a student in Introduction to Literature I have had the opportunity to engage in reading and writing from the books listed: The Call of the Wild, Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s, and I know why the cage bird sings. These books have taught me that a message could be delivered in many perspectives. I have learned that a book is more than a story being told. It is up to the reader imagination to take then to that magical place. From these books I have choose to challenge myself to critic The Call of the wild by Jack London. It is an outstanding book that could be a positive feature for fifth grader to college students. The best thing about this book is that your view will change as you get older and wiser. For example I read this book in sixth grade and then again as a third year student and my views have change. Presently this book informs me that one’s life may end up different then the life they started. Also you change depends on the world that surrounds them such as people, environment, and life experiences just to name a few. I believe that The Call of the Wild is one of the best books written, because it educate the readers that throughout life you will continue to learn and be thought. In this paper I will explain Social Darwinist and the terms, technique I us to base the true agenda, and agree my thesis represented by quotes from the book. I will tackle number 3 for this take home midterm.

Social Darwinist and terms

Jack London writing technique influence his readers to consider Social Darwinist has an outlook on life. Merriam Webster’s explain Social Darwinist “to study of the human society, specifically a theory I human sociology that individuals or groups achieve advantages over others as the result of genetic or biological superiority. In class my classmates interpret it as “the survival of the fittest.” I agree with them, but I feel that you have to learn and gain from your mistakes. For example how could the strong survive without concurring adversity? London expresses it as, “And not only did he learn by experience, but instincts long dead becomes alive again. The domesticated generations fell from him. In vague ways he remembered back to the youth of the breed (page 40).” Also I will define inference and Critical thinking simply because I’m going to us them as reference for my midterm paper. Critical Thinking is defined as the mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion. Then Inference is the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation. These two definitions came from my online source. Finally a formalist criticism emphasizes the work as an independent creation, a self-contained unity, something to be studied in itself, not as part of some large context (Barnet, Burto, Cain, and Stubbs 581). For example to view the author’s life or a historical period would not be considered a formalist criticism.

Technique I us to base the true agenda

From the two techniques given Reading: Inference and Critical thinking plus writing: explication and analysis. I used the reading: inference and critical thinking as a reference. From my reference I was able to conclude that the agenda for The Call of the Wild is one will continue to learn and be taught despite the circumstance their in.

Quotes to argue my thesis

I believe that The Call of the Wild is one

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