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NATURALISM
a branch of philosophy that doesn’t distinguish the supernatural from nature. It states that events result from biological and natural, non- manmade forces; emphasizes the power of Mother Nature- don’t under estimate her

Laws of Civilization vs. Nature
How are civilization and nature alike and different?
STRUGGLE FOR MASTERY
“kill or be killed” London influenced by German philosopher, Frederich Nietzsche
(World of masters and slaves)
(The will to power and the weak)
(Used animal metaphors, birds are prey, slaves are sheep)
SOCIAL DARWINISM
survival of the fittest; adaptation. London influenced by Darwin- compete for few resources
TOP TEN DANGERS
1) Freezing temperatures
2) Starve
3) Avalanches
4) Losing Money
5) Lost
6) Blizzard
7) Rushing Water
8) Wild Animals
9) Other Men
10) Diseases
CHARACTERS:
-Buck: Scotch Shepherd/ St. Bernard- Santa Clara
Sated aristocrat; becoming distrustful
Free roaming
Self- centered
King
-Perrault/Francois: French Canadian/swarthy
-Dave: doesn’t like to be bothered
-Curly: good-natured New Foundland
-Spitz: sneaky two faced
-Pike: malingerer who lived a life of deciet
-Manuel: gambler, poor
-Judge: working partner-ship

-Charles: middle aged; mustache to seem tough
Lightish-colored; droopy lip
Weak, watery eyes; emotional
(Husband)
-Hal: 19-20; had a Colt’s revolver and knife around waist
Advertised his callowness
(Brother)
-Mercedes: emotional& spoiled
(Sister & wife)
sated
satisfied to the point of excess
progency
offspring, children
intimidated
- to make known subtly to hint at
swarthy
dark complexioned
primordial
earliest stage of development, primary
introspective
pondering, thinking to oneself
loathsome
disgusting and horrid
skulking
lurking and sneaking around
plaint
an utterance of grief or sorrow
paradox
a seemingly contradictory statement that may none the less be true
celerity
swiftness of movement; speed
Resiliency
having the power to recover easily
Involuntary
not done of one’s own free will; unintentional
Malingerer
someone who fakes injury or sickness to avoid work
Slovenly
unkempt and messy
Galvanized
coated with steel; reinforced
evince
to show clearly
convalescence
gradual recovery of health and strength after an illness
virility
manly strength, masculine vigor
wont
custom, habit
salient
standing out; prominent and noticeable
Infinitesimal
so small as to be almost nothing
usurp
to seize power or position without right