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Jack London

- "I wrote a thousand words every day" Jack London is the name you can hear everywhere, his writing appealed to millions of people all around the world. London was an American novelist and short-story writer, who wrote passionately about questions of life and death, surviving. The writer had a lot of adventures, experienced the life at sea, or in Alaska, or in the fields and factories of California, all of these influenced his writing style. Jack London descended from the family of his mother Flora and astrologer and journalist William Chaney....   [tags: Biography]

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Jack London

- Jack London A Study of Jack London’s Belief in Darwinism Jack London has a strong belief in Darwinism, survival of the fittest, during the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s, when he wrote. Throughout his writings, many characters display London’s belief in Darwinism. In the novel, The Call of the Wild, Jack London’s belief in social darwinism is portrayed by animals interacting with humans, each other, and the environment. This can be shown through Buck, a house dog turned sled dog, interacting with his masters, other dogs, and the Yukon wilderness....   [tags: essays papers]

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Jack London

- Jack London was a prolific writer, one of the most widely read American writers of the early 20th century. During his short life, he wrote fifty books, plus many articles and short stories. Besides being one of the most widely read authors, he was also the highest-paid. However, Jack London did not spend all of his time writing. Besides being an author, he also was a gold prospector, a homeless, a pirate, a sailor, and a factory worker. London was determined to live an adventurous life: I would rather be ashes than dust....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jack London

- Jack London The story of Jack London's life really is one of rags to riches. He was born in San Francisco on January 12, 1876 as John Griffith Chaney. I'd like to take you through the story of his life and examine a few of his significant literary works along the way. The Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 78 says that "the biographical consensus is that his father was William Henry Chaney, a "Professor of Astrology" with whom his mother, Flora Wellman, was living as a fellow spiritualist and common-law wife in 1875." (DOLB 78)....   [tags: Biography]

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Jack London

- Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day. He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own firsthand experiences at sea, or in Alaska, or in the fields and factories of California. As a result, his writing appealed not to the few, but to millions of people all around the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jack London Square

- Jack London Square The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Gothic architecture of the University of Chicago, Mardi gras, the Great Wall of China--all are highly visible landmarks, characteristics, or events that are emblematic of a particular place. In a more subtle way, there are other "landmarks" that are less recognizable but nonetheless suggest a specific place. Perhaps it is the local mall, or spring tulips in your garden, or abandoned warehouses, or an annual Fourth of July parade or October pumpkin festival....   [tags: Personal Narrative Oakland Essays]

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The Setting of To Build a Fire by Jack London

- The Setting of To Build a Fire by Jack London No matter what type of story you are reading, setting always plays a key element in producing the desired effect. Jack London's short story To Build A Fire provides an excellent example of this. In this story, a man hikes across a snow and ice covered plane towards the encampment where he is supposed to meet up with more travelers like himself. The setting of this story is one of the northernmost most areas of the earth, the Yukon. The man must hike across this area for approximately thirty-six miles before he reaches the camp at which he is expected....   [tags: Papers]

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Jack London Stories, The Red O

- The Red One Jack London was one of America&#8217;s greatest authors. His works were of tales from the unexplored savage lands of the Klondike to the cannibal infested Philippine Island chain of the vast Pacific, and even the far reaches of space and time. Jack London himself was a pioneer of the unexplored savage frontier. London wrote about this unknown frontier with a cunning sense of adventure and enthrallment. &#8220;He keeps the reader on tenterenters books by withholding facts in a way that makes him participate in the action'; (Charles Child Walcutt 16)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Buck of Jack London's The Call of the Wild

- Buck of The Call of the Wild The main character of the novel, The Call of the Wild, is a St. Bernard and Scotch Shepherd mix, named Buck. As I read the book, I found out that Buck can be very loyal and trustworthy to his master, if his master is loyal to him. Also, at times I found that Buck could turn into an enraged beast very easily.       At home, which was a large house called Judge Miller’s Place, in the sun kissed Santa Clara Valley in California, Buck ruled over all of the dogs that were there....   [tags: Call of the Wild Essays]

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Survival 101: Instinct or Knowledge?

- At first glance, Jack London’s, “To Build a Fire” seems like a generic story about the sufferings and unfortunate mishaps that a man and his dog encounter on their trip through the Yukon Wilderness. However, upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent that this story not only tells the story of a man’s journey through the Yukon Wilderness with his dog, but it also compares instinct with knowledge and how each can affect survival ability in the wilderness. The protagonist, an unnamed man, has great scientific knowledge but does not know how to use his knowledge, especially in crucial times....   [tags: Jack London, To Build a Fire]

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The Flame of Life

- A single word inserted or removed can change the feeling of a story in an instant; creating tingles that trickle along the length of your spine or even a compulsive movement to put down the piece and never pick it up again. In many cases an author will write and rewrite their tales until they are perfect. Jack London was very much one of these authors, sending his first version of “To Build a Fire” to a magazine before rewriting it into the masterpiece of which many are more familiar with today....   [tags: To Build a Fire, Jack London]

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Epiphany in to Build a Fire

- An Analysis of the Man’s Epiphany in "To Build a Fire" The short story "To Build a Fire," written by Jack London, is a tragic tale of an overconfident, inexperienced man traveling through the brutal, sub-freezing conditions of the Yukon with only the companionship of a dog. The man, un-named in this story, arrogantly decides to break from the main trail to take a less traveled route against the advice of the seasoned old-timer of Sulfur Creek, who warns of traveling alone in such severe conditions....   [tags: Jack London]

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Themes of The Sea Wolf

- Forgotten The Sea Wolf is a novel written by Jack London. It is a story of how man has to overcome man, and in the face of brutality one must stand strong and not be afraid of the outcome. The Sea Wolf shows us how it is possible to overcome adversity even when it seems impossible. Jack London shows us how not even man can control a free will. For every man has a purpose on this earth, God put us all in the world to make a difference and not be afraid to stand up for beliefs. Jack London’s belief in God is not entirely evident in the novel, The Sea Wolf as London seems to have ideas but no exact truth....   [tags: Jack London]

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To Build A Fire: Naturalism

- “To Build A Fire” is a clear example of naturalism and follows many of its conventions. Some of the characteristics of naturalism are being conditioned or controlled by the environment, having the world understood only through objective science, conflicts which bring out the instincts of man, pessimism, and presenting a viewpoint which is detached from the reader. One characteristic of Naturalism in literature is that the characters in a story are described as being conditioned or controlled by the environment in which they are in; in essence man versus nature....   [tags: Jack London]

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Stephen Crane's The Open Boat and Jack London's To Build A Fire

- Stephen Crane's The Open Boat and Jack London's To Build A Fire Stephen Crane’s short story, “The Open Boat” speaks directly to Jack London’s own story, “To Build A Fire” in their applications of naturalism and views on humanity. Both writers are pessimistic in their views of humanity and are acutely aware of the natural world. The representations of their characters show humans who believe that they are strong and can ably survive, but these characters many times overestimate themselves which can lead to an understanding of their own mortality as they face down death....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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The Bond Between Humans and Dogs in Jack London's The Call of the Wild

- The Relationship between Humans and Dogs As the dogs pull the sleigh with all their might through the thick winter snow, they are forced to move forward by the “Law of the Club” in the fictional book, The Call of the Wild by Jack London. In the novel, London describes how a pet dog, Buck, is introduced to the wild. Buck is familiar with the dull boring life in the Santa Clara Valley, but now he is challenged into the wild. The Call of the Wild shows how there is a codependence between humans and dogs, demonstrates how humans take advantage of dogs for their personal needs, and describes how relationships between snow dogs and humans are short....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Main Theme Presented Within Jack London's Text To Build a Fire

- “It was a clear day, and yet there seemed an intangible pall over the face of things, a subtle gloom that made the day dark, and that was due to the absence of sun.” (Fire, 597) There was a time before humans experienced consciousness on this earth, and there will, without a doubt, be a time after. Even after humanity has long passed, the world will not cease its spinning. Some individuals like to look around and think that nature responds to the existence of humanity, however, upon further investigation you constantly see small structures being enveloped by foliage....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Trancendentalism in The Call of the Wild, by Jack London and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

- This need for transcendentality is real and strong, especially in the two novels The Call of the Wild, by Jack London and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Transcendentalism is the belief that thought and spiritual experience is more important than everyday experiences and material belongings. The main character in the call of the wild is buck, a dog forced into trancendality as he was kidnapped and handed a brutal northern life. The main character in Into the wild is Chris McCandless, a young man who chooses the call of nature over modern society, also demonstrating transcendentalism....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Survival in the Wild: Jack London's To Build a Fire and Arthur Gordon's Sea Devil

- Anxiety, suspense, hesitation, and death; these all revolve around survival, which lets humans go over their limits and see what they’re really capable of. Survival is a mix of physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Though there are many stories that challenges man over his abilities, there are two stories that show survival that question our dominance as human beings. “To Build a Fire” by Jack London and “Sea Devil” by Arthur Gordon are both about characters that have caught themselves in a battle between man and nature....   [tags: Survival, Man vs Nature, Analysis]

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Life Requires Imagination

- ... This man in the story has his own his of pride for himself. He needs to stay by the fire and keep warm, but rather than resting and staying warm, he keeps on moving trying harder and harder to make it to the mining camp. London never mentions whether or not the man has a time limit to get to the mining camp, therefore the reader assumes he does not. But, rather than waiting and keeping warm, the man simply keeps on moving when his body does need the rest. Also, he not only needs to keep warm, he separates himself from the boys....   [tags: To Build a Fire by Jack London]

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Death, By Susan Glaspell 's The Jury Of Her Peers, And William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily

- One of the major themes found in literature is death. Many authors use death in literary works abstractly thus, provoking the reader to contemplate the power of death. In Jack London 's "To Build a Fire," Susan Glaspell 's "A Jury of Her Peers," and William Faulkner 's "A Rose for Emily," the theme of death is not the obvious theme at the beginning of the stories but, slowly builds as the story develops. In Jack London 's," To Build a Fire," a man explores the Yukon trail to join his friends. As the man begins his journey, London emphasizes the significance of death and dying with the inability to stay warm in the cold climate of the Yukon....   [tags: Life, Death, Jack London, Diet]

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The Call Of The Wild by Jack London

- Type of Work: Adventure novel Setting Northland (Alaska); the goldrush of the 1890s Principal Characters Buck, a large, intelligent and well-bred dog Spitz, a cruel lead sled dog John Thornton, Buck's Northiand master Buck, a huge four-year-old Scottish Shepherd-Saint Bernard cross-breed, lived a life of ease at Judge Miller's Santa Clara Valley estate. As the judge's loyal companion, working with his sons, and guarding his grandchildren, Buck ruled over all things - humans included. Combining his mother's intelligence with the size and strength of his father, Buck became the undisputed leader of all the dogs on the estate....   [tags: Book Review Report]

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White Fang by Jack London

- Part One of the novel shows two men, Henry and Bill, struggling to bring the corpse of Lord Alfred back to civilization. It is a time of famine, and they are low on food; also, they have little ammunition. Thus, they are in a desperate situation because they are being pursued by a pack of famished wolves. As the novel begins, they have six sled dogs, but one night, they notice that there are seven dogs to be fed. Strangely, the next morning, there are only five dogs to be fed. As a result, they become suspicious, and finally they notice a she-wolf who comes to the camp at night and lures the dogs away....   [tags: Animal stories]

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Struggle for Dominance and Mastery in Jack London's The Call of the Wild

- Struggle for Dominance and Mastery in Jack London's The Call of the Wild Isn't it funny how life itself is not just a fight for survival, but more a fight for mastery. Some people are satisfied with just survival, but some strive to be the best they can be during their life. In the novel, The Call of the Wild (1903), by Jack London, the author demonstrates life's struggles for dominance while following the life of a magnificent dog named Buck. Buck was living a peaceful, laxadazical life on a California estate when he is stolen and taken to the Klondike region of Canada, due entirely to the discovery of gold....   [tags: Call of the Wild Essays]

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Analysis of Jack London's "To Build a Fire"

- In Jack London's "To Build a Fire" we see a classic story of man against nature. In this story, however, nature wins. One reason that this is such a compelling and engrossing story is the vivid descriptions of the environment the nameless main character endures. Plot and characterization are brief, and the theme is simple. Yet this story is still a very popular story, and it has a mysterious quality that makes it great. Jack London starts early in the story to set a foreboding feeling: "Day had broken cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth-bank, where a dim and little traveled trail led eastward through the fa...   [tags: World Literature]

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Comparison of Jack London´s The Story of an Eyewitness and Jon Lee Anderson´s Leaving Desire

- <The story of an Eyewitness> vs. <Leaving Desire> Compare and Contrast There are some similarities and differences between 「The Story of an Eyewitness」 written by Jack London and 「Leaving Desire」 by Jon Lee Anderson. These elements lead to the same topic, the sorrow floating with extreme damage of natural disaster causing to the residents. However, the main method approaching to the topic is entirely opposite. Jack London wrote the story with the sight of the whole city, and describes about the overall situation....   [tags: atmospher, writing, disaster, setting]

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Transformation of Humphrey Van Weyden in Jack London’s The Sea Wolf

- Transformation of Humphrey Van Weyden in Jack London’s The Sea Wolf Jack London’s The Sea Wolf is in some ways a philosophical text and a product of its time. The strain it puts on the reader between a social Darwinist and utilitarian perspective against that of a more idealistic one is great. Many times the character of Wolf Larsen is a more consistent articulator of the Darwinian position and seems to always be getting the upper hand argumentatively. However, it is due to a phenomenological outlook on the events presented within The Sea Wolf that the alternative becomes intelligible....   [tags: Sea Wolf]

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The Theme of To Build a Fire

- The struggle between man and nature is a common theme in a lot of literary pieces. Some exaggerate the role of either nature or man; however, this tale exposes weaknesses of both sides and provides an interesting twist. Through the use of both flat and round characters, involved in a specific life changing event, will lead to a role reversal that proves nature will truly win out over nurture in some situations. Mr. London involves the reader and prepares the plot through specific uses of Character, Point of view and demonstrates his view on which will be the victor....   [tags: Man and Nature, Literary Analysis, Jack London]

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Jack the Ripper

- Jack the Ripper terrorized the streets of London of unknown reasons. With his ability to disappear he was impossible to track, therefore making him one of the most interesting and clever criminals known to man. In 1888, five prostitutes were brutally murdered within a tiny area of the East End of London. The killings rapidly occurred over an 11- week period but they have both haunted and fascinated people for over a hundred years. (Jakubowski 16) There is no reason to believe that the victims were known to associate with each other and they varied by age....   [tags: Terrorism, White Chapel, London]

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Mystery Surrounding Jack the Ripper

- In August 1888, the Whitechapel neighborhood of London first became aware of a monster in its midst. Whitechapel is known to have been home to the most severely unfortunate of souls, the poorest of the poor, prostitutes, the mentally ill, and alcoholics. Prostitutes turned tricks to earn their doss money (money required for a night’s lodging), often, only to spend it on drink instead. Most Whitechapel residents were physically unwell, either from poor nutrition, lack of medical care, filthy living conditions, sexually transmitted diseases, or any number of other factors, that in such conditions, contributed to an unhealthy community....   [tags: european history, London history]

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The Serial Killer And Jack The Ripper

- The United States has the highest number of serial killers, with 76% of the world’s total. Europe comes in a distant second with 17%. Men constitute the overwhelming majority of serial killers, at over 90%. (http://facts.randomhistory.com/serial-killer-facts.html) The Zodiac killer and Jack the ripper are two of the many commonly known serial killers and though these two shared similarities, they were altogether very different. Because of this, these two murderers were extremely famous and are still studied by many criminologists today....   [tags: Serial killer, Murder, Jack the Ripper]

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The Killers Of A Serial Killer : Jack The Ripper

- Serial killing is a type of murder that is rare and it occurs when a person kills three individuals or more. Most serial killers kill people who they don’t know and there is a duration period between each murder. Serial killers are isolated from people in their cities and towns. We will probably never know what motivates a serial killer and understand the reasons for its behavior. (Haggetary, 2009)The serial killer that I chose to write about is “Jack the ripper”. “Jack the ripper” is an unknown serial killer that is referenced in movies, television shows, books and some video games....   [tags: Jack the Ripper, Murder, Serial killer, Crime]

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The Cloriality Of Serial Killers : Jack The Ripper

- The Serial Ripper Murder is murder, or taking the life of another person. Repeatedly taking the life of other people is killing in a serial way. Serial killers are those individuals who repeatedly murder other people. There have been thousands of nameless serial killers, but none more famous than Jack the Ripper. The 1888 maliciousness of Jack the Ripper became one of the very first investigated, and most widely studied, serial murder cases, that established the protocols that are still used today to investigate these heinous crimes....   [tags: Jack the Ripper, Serial killer, Offender profiling]

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Use of Devices in London's To Build A Fire

- Use of Devices in London's To Build A Fire Jack London uses the devices of plot, setting, and characterization in this short story "To Build A Fire" to convey his message that humans need to be social. London sets an average, middle-aged logger in a deserted Yukon trail during a wintry season. The temperature is seventy-five degrees below zero and the logger and his husky are traveling towards Henderson Creek, about ten miles away, where the logger's companions are located. London places the man in this Yukon environment to symbolize that in this cold, cruel world, we need to learn how to benefit from each other....   [tags: London To Build a Fire Essays]

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Jack Kerouac

- Jack Kerouac      In the beginning Jack Kerouac lived a wild and exciting life outside the realm of everyday "normal" American life. Though On the Road and The Dharma Bums were Kerouac's only commercial sucesses, he was a man who changed American literature and pop-culture. Kerouac virtually created a life-style devoted to life, art, literature, music, and poetry. When his movement grew out of his control, he came to despise it, and died lonely on the other side of what he once loved and cherished above all else....   [tags: Writer Author Jack Kerouac Biography Essays]

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Jack the Ripper

- Jack the Ripper is one of the most well-known serial killers of the ages. Although everyone knows the name, “Jack the Ripper,” nobody really knows of his true identity. When the murder victims were found the press and the detectives could never put a name with the crime. Jack the Ripper is a mythic figure comparable with Frankenstein and Dracula. The Rippers first three murdered whores, in 1888, were believed to be by the same person. These murdered victims all seemed to occur around the Parish Church of Saint Mary, also called “the White Chapel.” (Fido…1) “Jack the Ripper,” was the name given to an unidentified serial killer in the White Chapel district of London in 1888....   [tags: Case Study]

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Martin Eden, by John London

- Introduction Jack London, born in the last quarter of the nineteenth century to Flora Wellman, is among the many prolific writers from the United States of America who possess great artistic works ranging from great time novels ,short stories, plays just to mention but a few. He is fondly remembered for his great novel ‘Martin Eden’ published in 1909. In the novel he tries to express the challenges faced by young writers who try to exploit their talent and passion in an area where little opportunities present themselves....   [tags: Literary Review ]

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Analysis Of The Book ' London '

- London has a history dating back to more than 2,000 years ago and several variables have it allowed it to become what it has today. London has experienced plague, devastating fire, civil war, aerial bombardment, terrorist attacks, and widespread rioting. The 18th century was an era where in order to convict someone of a crime you needed eyewitness testimonies or “smoking gun” evidence. For example, a man named Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the short story series Sherlock Holmes. First published in 1887 in The Strand Magazine, the Study of Scarlett was published and Holmes’ success encouraged him to continue to write more short stories....   [tags: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes]

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Was Jack the Ripper a Woman?

- Mysteries have been going unsolved for years and puzzling minds across the globe. Serial killers give the most controversial mysteries, especially cold cases in which the killers have never been identified. One of the more infamous serial killers, Jack the Ripper, has been fascinating but horrifying investigators since the first victim was discovered. But what if Jack the ripper was not a Jack at all, but rather Lizzie the Ripper. New evidence has shed some light on this case and states that it would make more sense if it was a woman instead of a man....   [tags: serial killers, whitechapel butcher]

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Crime in Victorian London

- Nineteenth century London is famous for being the birth place of the Industrial Revolution. But that is not all the victorians are famous for, they are also known for their high crime rate and being the home of multiple notorious serial killers, like Jack the Ripper. London was also overpopulated which some think might be the cause of the high crime rate. Though Urbanization did have an affect on crime,an incompetent police force and a media that glamorized crime also contributed to the high crime rate....   [tags: nineteeth century, industrial revolution, ]

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Jack the Ripper

- Jack the Ripper was one of the most famous and renowned killers in history. Even though he was not the first serial killer, he was the first killer to strike on a metropolis setting. Jack the Ripper was in his prime at a time when the media had a strong control over society and society as a whole was becoming much more literate. Jack started his killing campaign at a time of political controversy between the liberals and social reformers along with the Irish Home rule partisans. The reports of Jack the Ripper were collected and reported by the police, but then the different newspapers with their political influences slightly distorted the stories to give them their own effect....   [tags: Serial Killer Essays]

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Jack The Ripper

- Jack The Ripper Jack the Ripper, as he was rightly called, was an infamous murderer in London, England in 1888, almost one hundred years ago. Jack the Ripper is by no stretch of the imagination the first serial killer ever, but the first to do so in a largely populated area, although it seemed he had no malice for other people. Although the number of kills under the belt of Jack the Ripper is unofficial, it is estimated to be around four to seven women, all prostitutes within the area....   [tags: Papers]

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Jack The Ripper

- The Whitechapel Murders and those of Jack the Ripper are not generally one and the same. Over a period of three years towards the end of the nineteenth century a number of prostitutes were murdered under different circumstances – the murder of prostitutes was not an especially unique occurrence during those times but several of the murders drew particular attention on account of the savagery with which the victim’s bodies were mutilated. Within the Whitechapel Murders was a cluster of murders that demonstrated sufficient similarities as to suggest that they were committed by the same person....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jack The Ripper

- Jack the Ripper Jack the Ripper killed five women between the 31st of August 1888 and the 9th of November 1888. They were murdered in Whitechapel and Spitalfields in the East End areas of London, England. The killer was never caught and because of this there are hundreds on his personality and motives. No other killer in the British history rivaled that of the gruesome, mocking, utterly superior Jack the Ripper, a multiple murderer whose arrogance and boldness deified the entire police department of London and held in terror a great city for as long as he cared to roam its streets and slay at will....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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jack the ripper

- It all started in the East End of London in 1888, from August 7 till November 10. All killings occurred within one mile area and involved the districts of Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Aldgate, and the city of London proper. The man I am referring to is no other then the notorious Jack the Ripper, the Whitechapel, or the Leather Apron. Jack the Ripper is significant and popular, not just because he was a serial killer, but because he was the first to appear in a large metropolis at the time when the general puplic had become literate and the press was a force for social change....   [tags: essays research papers]

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London Vs. Twain : San Francisco Earthquakes

- London Vs. Twain: San Francisco Earthquakes Jack London, a San Francisco native, and Mark Twain, a frequent visitor to the city both had separate experiences with earthquakes in San Francisco, and wrote about them. However the men had two very different approaches. In their essays on San Francisco earthquakes, Jack London despairs over the loss of a beautiful city, while Mark Twain mocks his surroundings and fellow humans through their use of subjects, tone and description. London’s focus is on the destruction of the physical city itself, especially the after effects....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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The Mystery of Jack the Ripper

- The Mystery of Jack the Ripper The Police arrested many suspects.....but who was really guilty. The terror that befell London's Whitechapel district in the Autumn months of 1888 remains unparalleled in the annals of crime. Jack the Ripper, a faceless predator whose infamy and guile would be renowned and feared to this day, has become virtual folklore to the people of the East End. More than a century has passed since Jack the Ripper stalked the fog filled, cobbled streets of London, but still latter day detectives continue to speculate as to the identity of the notorious "Whitechapel Murderer"....   [tags: Papers]

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Jack the Ripper: The Most Famous Killer in History

- Jack the Ripper is perhaps the most famous serial murder case in the world. Even after over one hundred, twenty years, the case is widely talked about, speculated about, and mulled over (Jones, Jack the Ripper 1888). A lot of the intrigue over the case lies in the fact that it is, to this day, unsolved. Questions still remain over the case. What was Jack the Ripper’s real identity. What was the actual number of victims. The known murders attributed to Jack the Ripper took place between August 7, 1888 and November 10, 1888 (Jack the Ripper Biography)....   [tags: History, Crime]

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The Importance of Being Earnest and Modern Day London?

- The speed that we allow and enable our world to change and adapt is often a common topic among people. When I think back to my childhood it now seems so outdated and old fashioned, yet it was such a short time ago; showing me how fast were developing as people and as a planet. In the Victorian era, when The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde was written and set, they were just discovering cars for the rich, and railways were becoming a popular form of transport. Nowadays the development of technology has allowed man to walk on the moon and we are able to fly to the other side of the world in just a day....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Jason Voorhees and Jack the Ripper: An Innate Connection

- Throughout history, there has been numerous depictions of serial killers and records of slashers. Although most of these portrayals are fictional, they strike fear into the mind of people regardless because the victims of slashers are almost always shown to died a horrifying bloody death and at the same time, the murderer is illustrated as unstoppable demons that crave blood and violence. One of the fictional characters that people are most familiar with is Jason Voorhees. The name itself inspires nightmares that illustrate scenes of blood splashes and spine chilling screams from the film Friday the 13th ....   [tags: killers, slashers, culture, victims, fear]

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Jack The Ripper

- Throughout life we find there are many nightmares, many dark alleys, and many monsters under our beds and in our closets. The world has a dark side. There are people who scare, harm, rape and kill for fun and pleasure. Most of these people will get caught but there are many who won’t and never have. One of the world’s most evil man was never caught. Back in 1888 in the east end of London this man strangled and mutilated as many as thirty woman. This man is known today as Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper was a smart but wicked man....   [tags: nightmares, scary stories, literature]

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jack landon

- The idea of peaceful rebellion through nature is the basis for many books. Kipling was one of the first one to do it through many of his novels, but Jack London got a lot deeper into that concept. He was born in 1876 in San Francisco, an illegitimate child born to a single woman, but his mother did marry a man named John London, and named her son John London. This family moved a lot, but ended up in San Francisco again where John London, now known as Jack London worked in the bay patrol. Jack was one of the first ones to go to Alaska in the time of gold rush, he did not get rich with gold, but he recorded the Alaskan life and put it in his books....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Dickens, Thurber, Andersen, London and Perseus

- Dickens, Thurber, Andersen, London and Perseus As far back as I can remember, my mind has always thought and learned by association. My brain fancifully connects things like computer terminals and bus terminals, Indian reservations with plane ticket confirmations, and carpetbaggers with rug stealers. Don’t ask me why, but I think I get bored with ordinary human communications and then lapse into my imaginary fantasy’ association world, finding it much more fascinating than the nightly news, soap operas and talking head yakety-yak cable tabloid shows....   [tags: science]

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The Hunt for Jack the Ripper

- The East End of Whitechapel, London, England will forever be frozen in history nation wide due to the horrifying murders and mutilations of five British prostitutes. The homicides committed by self proclaimed ‘Jack the Ripper’ have remained unsolved since the slaughter began in August 1888. The true identity of the killer has yet to be exposed. This fact creates much controversy for the people of England. During the past 126 years the search has been relentless, but the lack of evidence has led criminologists to the same dead end street....   [tags: rubinstein, whitechapel ]

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London And The South East

- London and the South East London and the South East starred Dr. Alixe Bovey, a medieval art historian from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. Dr. Bovey used the Gough Map, the oldest known map in Britain, to show people in the video around London to get a picture of what it was like in the 14th century. London & the South East also states the complete contrast of London of today compared to medieval society. Finally, the video emphasizes the effect the Black Death had on London; furthermore, it states the remarkable account of Britain through the Gough Map very shortly after the Black Death....   [tags: Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, Mongolia]

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The Existential Theme of London’s To Build A Fire

- The Existential Theme of London’s “To Build A Fire"           Jack London’s short story, “To Build a Fire,” is the tragic tale of a man who decides to travel alone through the hostile environment of the Yukon in sub-freeing temperatures and falls victim to the unrelenting and unforgiving power of nature. During his journey, the man gets his feet wet as he falls through the ice into the water of a hot spring (London 122). Because of the severity of the cold, some “one hundred and seven degrees below [the] freezing point,” the man’s life depends upon his ability to promptly light a fire to keep his feet from freezing (122-23)....   [tags: Build Fire Essays]

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Reasons Behind the Inability of Police to Catch Jack the Ripper

- Reasons Behind the Inability of Police to Catch Jack the Ripper There are many factors and possible reasons to why the police were unable to catch Jack the Ripper. The Ripper is thought to have been very clever in the way that he manipulated the fact that there were two police forces around in this time, both in direct competition with each other. Jack the Ripper was thought to be a resident in London, the general public and the press wasted time with false leads, hoax letters and red herrings....   [tags: Papers]

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Why Police Were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper

- Why Police Were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper Jack the ripper was a brutal, motiveless and the first serial murderer who roamed the streets of East London at night preying on prostitutes who to this day is unknown. In this essay I am going to try and explain the factors that prevented the police from catching him. There were general problems with policing, problems with crimes and how they were controlled and there was a vast amount of pressure on the police from different sources such as the general public, the press, the government and from their own false leads....   [tags: Papers]

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Brilliant Serial Killer Jack the Ripper

- It is widely debated over whether the infamous Jack the Ripper is none other than Herman Webster Mudgett, the deranged, murderous, and somewhat brilliant serial killer who went by the alias of Dr. H. H. Holmes. The Ripper was able to evade captivity in the Whitechapel district of London in 1888, killing five victims from August 1888 to November of 1888. Whitechapel was a low income area of London where unemployment and poverty were extremely high. Women were prostituting themselves out, therefore putting themselves at a higher risk of being murdered because they were voluntarily going into dark areas of the city....   [tags: murder, serial killer, captivity]

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Jack The Ripper 's Public Relations

- Jack The Ripper and His Public Relations Almost everyone knows Jack The Ripper to be skilled with a knife, but what most people do not know about The Ripper was that he was just as skilled in the media. This idea of The Ripper being a public relations specialist is made evident in “Ripped Straight From the Headlines: Jack the Ripper 's Public Relations.” by Devon Armijo, Shannon Guess, and Jacquelyn Jizno when it was published through Public Relation Quarterly in 2009. Throughout this article the writers are often writing about the possibility that it could have just been luck the way things worked out for The Ripper or did he maneuvered his way through the media and play with the minds of...   [tags: Public relations, Mass media, Social class]

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Jack the Ripper

- Jack the Ripper 1) From the article we can see that the victims were both prostitutes, very poor ones at that, which made the murders of Martha Tabram and Polly Nicholls alike. Allegedly by the same degenerate. It would be suggested that Polly Nicholls and Martha Tabram did nothing to provoke such an attack but were murdered spontaneously due to the fact that they had nothing a murderer could possibly want. This source could potentially be a feeble source though as it is merely a newspaper article from the ‘East End Observer’, newspapers tend to focus on whatever would get the most readers rather than telling the facts....   [tags: Papers]

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Jack the Ripper

- Jack the Ripper Source A is an extract from the 'East End Observer'. It is an extract from an article in the newspaper describing the murders of Martha Tabram and Polly Nicholls. I use describe in the loosest possible sense, as to describe is not the motivation for which it was written. Any newspaper is intended not only to inform, but for entertainment purposes. Journalists will always try to glamorize and strongly exaggerate and event of intrigue and suspense, in order to instill panic in the reader....   [tags: Papers]

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Jack the Ripper

- Jack the Ripper Source Related In August 1888 a killer who became known as Jack the Ripper committed the first of a sequence of murders. To this day the description of the killer remains a mystery. A mad person who is violent and dangerous who emerge to kill without warning and with no guilt, horribly killed five women in the East End of London....   [tags: Papers]

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Jack The Ripper

- Jack The Ripper In August 1888, the first of a series of murders was committed by a killer who became known as Jack the Ripper. To this day the identity of the killer remains a mystery. Five women were brutally killed in the East End of London, by a maniac who appeared to kill without warning and with no remorse. 1)What can you learn from Source A. Source A tells us that the two murders were aimed directly at the poorest people in East End at the time, and usually because of the poverty at that time, the women had to revert to prostitution so this tells us that the murderer had a great dislike for poor people or mainly prostitutes, but there was no clear motive f...   [tags: Papers]

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Jack The Ripper

- Jack The Ripper 1. From looking at the newspaper article on source A, I can determine the following information regarding the murder of Polly Nichols. Firstly, I can ascertain that it was the second of the Whitechapel murders. I can draw this conclusion from the first few words 'the two murders which have so startled London'. The second point we can learn from this article is that the killer had no apparent motive for the killings, supposedly because money wasn't missing from his victims; 'no adequate motive in the shape of plunder can be traced'....   [tags: Papers]

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Literary Devices : William London And A Good Man Is Hard And Find By Flannery O ' Connor

- In literature, the faintest of details gives insight to very complex themes, ideas and narrative purposes. Whether it is the environment going along with the story’s tone or completely contrasting it, eyes or body language providing hints as to the true nature of characters’ emotions or intentions, or the tone that the narrator imbues into the story, foreshadowing events to clue readers in on what will happen. These three literary devices help to get the reader to see the author’s point of view on whatever they are trying to convey in their writing....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Natural environment]

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Foreshadowing in To Build a Fire

- Foreshadowing in To Build a Fire In the story "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, foreshadowing is often used. In this story foreshadowing is an effective way to build up a climax. The foreshadowing is both shown by the environment and things the characters say. An example of environmental foreshadowing was when it said, "Fifty degrees below zero stood for a bite of frost that hurt and that must be guarded against.... "Another example was when the man's "fire was blotted out." These examples show that the cold will be the man's doom, but foreshadow only by telling the necessary details....   [tags: London To Build a Fire Essays]

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Ralph and Jack in Lord Of The Flies

- William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a novel about a group of boys who are lost on a deserted island and must do what they can to survive. At the beginning of the novel, two of the boys, Ralph and Jack, become leaders. These differences will form the main conflict in the story. The differences will cause them to hate each other and the anger that results is a recurring part of the plot throughout the novel. These two boys can be compared by the way they change, the reason for their actions, and the way they use or abuse power....   [tags: Lord Flies William Golding]

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Free Essays - A lack of Respect in To Build a Fire

- A lack of Respect “To Build a Fire” by Jack London is a short story about a man traveling along the Yukon River in the bitter winter weather. While warned against traveling alone in the frigid cold, he ventures out to meet his companions at a remote camp many miles away, with only his dog. Overcome by nature’s power, he eventually perishes along the way, leaving his four-legged partner to complete the journey alone. The story displays how the forces of nature can surprisingly overwhelm even the most confident of men....   [tags: London To Build a Fire Essays]

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Alienation of the Main Character in To Build A Fire

- Alienation of the Main Character in To Build A Fire In most novels and short stories, the emphasis lays on the main character. The author gives details on his personality, his skills, or his appearance one by one until we, as readers, get the final picture of what the protagonist looks like. However, this is not always the case; sometimes it seems in the writer's favor to limit the descriptions of the main character to a minimum, in order to allow him to put the emphasis on the theme. In the short story "To Build A Fire" by Jack London, the main character slowly evolves in a wild environment as a distanced, alienated man, lost in a fatal fight against nature....   [tags: London To Build a Fire Essays]

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The Murders of Jack the Ripper

- The Murders of Jack the Ripper The notorious Jack the Ripper left many, if not all of east Londoners living in trepidation and fear. Speculations began flying around like a flock of pigeons, and soon all of London was playing Chinese whispers. The printing machines were left hot from the many newspapers being printed, its head lines containing with big, bold writing; Jack the Ripper at it again. Well known for his terrible and gruesome attack on women, his mutilations of the body was certainly jaw dropping and utterly horrific....   [tags: Papers]

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The Victims of Jack the Ripper

- The Victims of Jack the Ripper Jack the Ripper is remembered as one of history’s most famous serial killers. His technique of getting his victims to lay down before he slashed their throats, then disemboweling them in a matter of a minute or two with as little blood flow as possible distinguishes him as one of the most methodical, ruthless killers to ever live. He even performed some of his gruesome murders right in the street and left his victims to be found minutes later by people or policemen passing by....   [tags: Research Papers Serial Killer Essays]

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Investigation of Jack the Ripper

- Investigation of Jack the Ripper Jack the ripper was an unknown serial killer, he kept his true identity a secret from the world. Many people today see Jack the Ripper as a mystery which will never be solved. People have tried for many years to find out the mystery of Jack the Ripper but can not and will not succeed. The fact that no one knows the identity of him keeps the mystery of the unknown killer alive. It will stay a mystery forever, all we know is that he was the killer of five women and the alleged murderer of eleven women....   [tags: Papers]

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The Failure of Police to Catch Jack the Ripper

- The Failure of Police to Catch Jack the Ripper The Whitechapel murderer, known to many as Jack the Ripper was never caught and imprisoned for his awful crimes. Police still do not know who he is. There are several explanations as to why he was never caught and in this essay I will discuss them. The police were unable to catch Jack the Ripper as they felt that no-one actually knew what he looked like. Most statements from witnesses claimed that, the 'Ripper' suspect must have been a white male, average or below average height, between 20-40 years old, did not dress as a labourer or homeless person and was right handed....   [tags: Papers]

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The Golden Symbols in Lord of The Flies by William Golding

- Usually, items and situations are taken at face value. To recognize symbolism takes quite a sharp mind. Even with the quick mind, some still will not catch complete meanings of certain symbols. Symbols tend to stand for only one thing. They will stand for life or death or anything you can imagine. Sometimes, it can be seen that symbols can stand for more than one thing. William Golding finds a way to make a few of the symbols in his novel mean two things. In Lord of the Flies, Golding writes of a pig’s head, an island, and a fire that can have two very different meanings....   [tags: oxford, london, symbolism]

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London's Social Class in Robert Louis Stevenson Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

- London's Social Class in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde One Victorian sentiment was that a civilized individual could be determined by her/his appearance. This notion was readily adopted by the upper classes and, among other things, helped shape their views of the lower classes, who certainly appeared inferior to them. In regards to social mobility, members of the upper classes may have (through personal tragedy or loss) often moved to a lower-class status, but rarely did one see an individual move up from the abysmal lower class....   [tags: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Essays]

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The Unability of Police to Capture Jack The Ripper in 1888

- The Unability of Police to Capture Jack The Ripper in 1888 Life in Whitechapel during the 'reign' of Jack The Ripper' in 1888 was of a very low standard, you had people selling themselves just to try and provide for their family or even themselves, the vast majority of London's east end were alcoholics, therefore the streets of Whitechapel were very dangerous and were welcoming crimes. Murders were common however serial killers were not, robbery, money problems, fights, being drunk and disorderly was also very common, especially for the streets of Whitechapel where this happened on a daily basis....   [tags: Papers]

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The Reasons Behind Police's Inability To Catch Jack The Ripper

- The Reasons Behind Police's Inability To Catch Jack The Ripper Jack The Ripper was never caught, and his identity remains a mystery to this day. The police were unable to catch Jack The Ripper and solve the mystery of the Whit Chapel murders because of several reasons. The first reason is the police themselves. In London, there were two police forces. The Metropolitan police and the City Of London police. The murders took place in both of the jurisdictions. The police forces each had separate investigations going on and they did not share evidence or information with each other....   [tags: Papers]

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Why the Police were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper

- Why the Police were Unable to Catch Jack the Ripper In the Victorian Times, smog was a big problem. It made visibility extremely bad, so the murders would have been harder to witness. There were lots of prostitutes because there weren’t many jobs available for woman, so they were forced on the streets. Most turned to alcohol. The people out at the time of the murder would have been tramps and drunks, not reliable witnesses. The East End streets were maze-like, and easy to escape from....   [tags: Papers]

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How the Police Tried to Catch Jack the Ripper

- How the Police Tried to Catch Jack the Ripper In the 1880s, the police were very different from the police of today. Their main propose was crime prevention and their methods their methods were very primitive Source F is a police leaflet, which was published after the murders of Elizabeth Stride and Kate Eddowes; it was written to aid the police in their investigation it was also written in a factual tone, it suggests that the police were appealing for any information regarding suspicious characters....   [tags: Papers]

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