The book report of love of life 1杰克伦敦《热爱生命》英文读书报告

The book report of love of life

By Jack London

The story tells us that a western rifleman abandoned by his friend on the way back. He was alone in the vast wasteland. Winter is coming. He was greeted by wind. He had no food, and he had hurt his leg, his feet in the blood. He can only move in the wilderness which is full of swamp, hills and streams. When his body is very weak, he met a Wolf. He found the sick wolf followed him, and licked his blood. At the end of the battle, he won and he drank the blood of the wolf. Eventually, he rescued. The story was written by Jack London who was born in January 12, 1876(1876-01-12) San Francisco, California United States. He was a novelist, journalist, short story writer and essayist.

After reading this story, what gives me the most important impression is that the poor man staggered by himself although he was hungry, painful. Sometimes he even seemed faint and dizzy. Along the way, he did nothing but made his way to the destination and sleeping at night. One day, he was awoke, quietly lying on his back. He gazed straight up into the gray sky and knew that he was hungry. As he rolled over on his elbow he was startled by loud snort, and saw a bull caribou, regarding him with alert curiosity. That is a wolf. The patience of the wolf was terrible. The man's patience was no less terrible. For example, " he did not hear the

breath, and he slipped slowly from some dream to the feel of the tongue dong his hand. He waited. The fangs pressed softly; the pressure increased; the wolf was exerting its last strength in an effort to sink teeth in the food for which it had waited so long. But the man had waited long... Five minutes later the whole weight of the man's body was on top of the wolf... At the end of half an hour the man was aware of a warm trickle in his throat. It was not pleasant. It was like molten lead being forced into his stomach, and it was forced by his will alone. Later the man rolled over on his back and slept." That is to say, only if he won't give up struggling can he save the precious life. The winter was coming. Being hungry, painful, horrible with a wolf following him, he could not help to persist in staggering. He had went to seek for gold and now he was successful. However, not only could the gold be regarded as food, but also a tool to fight against the wolf. He was indulged in the situation where he was confronted with a variety of choices. As he followed Bill's trail, he guessed that Bill was dead because Bill kept golds with himself which had become a heavy burden to resist his going forward. At last, he concealed his treasures in different places. What left in his ming was just to survive. He was wriggling just like a worm when he was awoke. At last, he moved toward to the coast,the people in the ship noticed him moving and they rescued him. After days of recovering, he regained the normal life.

Don't give up! You can achieve the final success with a strong will. Jack London told me this. Furthermore, please cherish life. Survival is instinct of human, life is also the inherent nature. We suffer the pain and struggle, we also enjoy natural and life. Life itself is a kind of happiness. Everyone of us in the steep mountain climbing, for the life also for survival. As long as life indomitable, human will win!





Jack London was a very famous realistic writer of the United States, whose name at birth was John Griffith London. He was also a strong sailor and a war correspondent. He was born on January 12, 1876 in San Francisco, California. It is believed that he is the illegitimate son of an astrologer whose name was William Chaney. His family was very poor----no fixed occupations, and no fixed residence, either. So Jack had to leave school to make a living and support his family. Jack’s extensive life experiences included: being a laborer, factory worker, oyster pirate on the San Francisco Bay, member of the California Fish Patrol, sailor, railroad hobo, and gold prospector (in the Klondike from 1897-1898).In his twenty, Jack entered the university of California. But he dropped out of school after a semester because of the poverty. In the year 1897, he went to Alaska to find gold. Instead of getting much gold, he found ideas for his books and stories. So he went back home and began to write. In 1900, he published his first novel---The Son of the Wolf, immediately draw most of the people’s attention. From then on, he continued to publish a series of short novels, and began to have a place in the American literature world. Later Jack become the best-selling, highest paid and most popular American author of his time. He was prolific: fifty-one of his books and hundreds of his articles had been published. All of these works can be divided into three big types: one describes the people in the nature; one describes the people in the city; one is the thesis. The works which describe the people in the nature also can be divided into two types: about the life of the polar region, about the life of the sea. His most notable books include The Call of the Wild (originally entitled “The Sleeping Wolf”) which was published in 1903, belongs to the type which is about the life of the polar region. The Iron Heel, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf (originally entitled “Mercy of the Sea”),which is the symbolic work about people’s life of the sea. The People of the Abyss (a sociological treatise about the slums of London, England), John Barleycorn, Martin Eden, and The Star Rover. His short story, “To Build A Fire”, is considered to be an all-time classic. His writings have been translated into several dozen languages and to all of his works were widely read throughout the world. Most of his works are full of positive emotions: energetic, enjoying, enthusiastic, exhilarated and brave, and full of hardworking. Erving Stone, an American biography novelist, called Jack London “the Father of the Proletarian Literature in the United States ” in his biography about Jack London----Sailor on Horseback. As his writings were warmly welcomed and he became rich and famous when he was under thirty . But Jack London was not a happy man. In poor health. He took his own life in 1916. He was then only forty years old.