By Jack London
The name Of The Wild is the tale of greenback, a puppy stolen from his domestic and thrust into the cruel lifetime of the Arctic north to suffer trouble, sour chilly, and the savage lawlessness of guy and beast.
White Fang is the journey of an animal—part puppy, half wolf—turned vicious by means of merciless abuse, then reworked through the endurance and affection of 1 man.
Jack London's fantastic skill as a storyteller and his uncanny knowing of animal and human natures provide those stories a impressive power and continual, and feature earned him a name as a extraordinary American writer.
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She served as president of the NCAI until her death in 938. Through her life and her writings, Zitkala-Ša opened new perspectives on both American Indian peoples and the nation itself. Like Zitkala-Ša, Sutton Elbert Griggs actively worked as an advocate for his race even after his literary career ended. He was born in Chatﬁeld, Texas, in 872. His father, Allen R. Griggs, who had been a slave in Georgia, subsequently became a Baptist clergyman, and in that capacity he was instrumental in establishing churches and schools to serve African Americans in his adopted state of Texas.
In their works, these artists moved into new, unexplored territory, generating ideas and establishing themes that would be revisited throughout the twentieth century. ”37 In their attempts to redeﬁne society, community, and self, ethnic American authors found it necessary to reﬂect accurately their own new realities. As they situated themselves and their respective groups in relationship to the nation, they also changed the deﬁnition of what it meant to be an American. Though these artists were of diﬀerent ethnicities, were born in diﬀerent areas of the United States (or even diﬀerent countries), they were all participants in a wave of writing that sought to redeﬁne American citizenship.
She explains that “in the mediaeval position of the women of Polotzk education really had no place. A girl was ‘ﬁnished’ when she could read her prayers in Hebrew, following the meaning by the aid of the Yiddish translation especially prepared for women. If she could sign her name in Russian, do a little ﬁguring, and write in Yiddish to the parents of her betrothed, she was called wohl gelehrent—well educated” (90). Throughout the text, Antin describes her development as an American New Woman, which is clearly Mary Antin and Assimilation 43 at odds with the Polotzk community’s expectation that she become a traditional Jewish wife and mother.