Essay on The Call Of The Wild

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“He was a killer, a thing that preyed, living on the things that lived, unaided, alone, by virtue of his own strength and prowess, surviving triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survive,” quoted by Jack London in the story ‘The Call of the Wild.’ Garrett Hardin was an ecologist who alerted the risks of overpopulation and was so passionate about the topic that he wrote several essays and books on it. In the essay, “Lifeboat Ethics,” he discusses that people in rich countries should not help the people of poor countries, and we should not assist them with our resources. Hardin uses two metaphors to illustrate two ways of either helping the poor countries or not. One of the metaphors is the spaceship, which shows how if we assist the poor countries we must sacrifice our resources as well, which will result eating in small proportions. Another way is the lifeboat metaphor, which shows how the boat may be filled with wealthy individuals while outside the lifeboat in the ocean, are the poor individuals who want to get in the boat. He questions the readers if we should give aid to the poor countries, while sacrificing our resources or should we let the poor countries fend for themselves. Hardin then stated that the World Food Bank is a dining hall in a smoke screen for the poor countries and will increase the planet’s supplies for the price of other countries that intended for a future scarcity of food and sickness throughout their own countries. He debated…

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