critical analysis of "The Law of Life" by Jack London

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write a 1000-1250 word critical analysis on "The Law of Life" choosing whether it is fiction, drama, non-fiction, or poetry. In addition, identify the characteristics that support this classification.

  1. Select a critical theory to analyze the text.(sociological, reader-response, formalism, marxist, feminist etc) Apply the selected theory to analyze the elements found in the text.
  2. Provide an effective introduction that introduces the literary work, the historical and cultural context, the author, and the critical theory, as well as a clear thesis that is fully supported by the rest of your paper.
  3. Discuss the ways in which your selected reading helped shape culture and history.
  4. Include textual evidence from the selected work to support your rationale.

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henryprofessor
School: Carnegie Mellon University

Attached.

The Law of Life - Outline
Thesis statement: Jackson London uses the story to demonstrate the powerlessness of man
towards death. The story also talks about other aspects of the traditions of the Indian tribe such as
treatment of women as subordinate members of the society and the segregation of the old to let
them die, hence making death a lonely experience for the old.
I.
II.

Introduction
Ideology about death

III.

Ageism

IV.

Gender inequality

V.
VI.

Contribution of text
Conclusion


Running head: THE LAW OF LIFE

1

The Law of Life
Name
Institution

THE LAW OF LIFE

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The Law of Life

The critical social theory is a theory of that seeks to analyze the rationality of the
different systems of social dominion and showing wrong of the present injustices as well as the
past ones. The theory aims to free people from irrational dominion by encouraging reflection as
well as consciousness based on social sciences and humanities. The theory offers ideological
criticism. When applied to the short story, the theory may be used as a model for analyzing the
social systems of beliefs and practices that bind them. In the story, the author talks about death
as a law of life. Jackson London uses the story to demonstrate the powerlessness of man towards
death. The story also talks about other aspects of the traditions of the Indian tribe such as
treatment of women as subordinate ...

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