Martin Eden short summary & analysis

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Martin Eden - Jack London


Martin Eden Analysis

Martin Eden is a modern Cinderella tale. Placing the oligarchy on the target board, Jack London asks the question: “Can a Cinderella become a Princess? Or should she have a noble family to be a Princess?”

This masterpiece, as Jack London says that he is Martin Eden, is a saturated work in many subjects. He successfully transfers periodic thought movements with writing, love and class differences. It was successfully narrated that Martin created the love for Ruth in himself and isolated it from Ruth. Do not be too late for a storm that you can say “all aboard” without hesitation.

Martin Eden Short Summary

Martin, a lower-class sailor, falls in love with Ruth, whom he met by chance, at a time when the differences between the classes almost kill people. Ruth's life beyond Martin's dreams is as impotent as a human before God. Martin will go on a series of quests to impress Ruth and get her family's approval. This road he entered for Ruth will put him in a deadlock and will have burned all the ports that could turn back. Now on this road he started for Martin Ruth, he is a portless ship, in this sea while storms are breaking…

Martin says that Ruth's love transcends beyond man; Surprisingly, he pursues a dream of heaven even when she has cherries on her lip while eating cherries. The biggest guide is Ruth herself. All his life in the library, with the advice of Ruth; He spends with manners, knowledge and science books. The idea that Ruth can soften her stoned heart makes her family overlook this subclass at first. After all, Martin can't be Ruth's equivalent.

Martin attends socialist meetings. He then begins to read about evolution. With Spencer's books, he learns the values that the strong overwhelms the weak. It learns the evolutionary outcomes of evolution by shaking all the values of time, together with opposing views after great movements, such as dogmatism. His knowledge grows so much that the speeches of people in Ruth's family seem meaningless to him. There is a big problem as the training time progresses rapidly. To get by!

Martin believes he can be a writer to win Ruth and get his family's consent. In addition, according to his initial thoughts, he will be able to earn more than sailing. Martin sends articles to magazines. Magazines do not accept immediately. Due to her brother-in-law's disagreement with Martin, she also began to receive several heavy rejection letters. Apart from the system, his brother-in-law starts to stand before Martin. Ruth begins to have feelings for Martin and they get engaged. But they pressured Martin to get a job.

Martin continues his way tirelessly against them. Because he believes in himself and is in love with Ruth. He ran out of money and the pawnbroker confiscated his property. While working at the laundry, he meets Joe. Joe tries to hold on to life with all his wildness. He works hard without thinking. But it is no different from Martin. When you close the author's name, the one you see in Jack London books is one of two important characters, Joe. The reader waits at the end of the book with a surprise. Joe is the interpretation of working for others without thinking, according to Jack London.

Another character is the Priest. He was expelled from the church. He is a writer and poet. It is like the subconscious of Martin. Besides his fears and despair, he signs a tragedy that will make Martin famous. He commits suicide at his home.

From this moment Martin goes on an uptrend. Martin gets richer day by day. His writings are published. Ruth's family accepts Martin. One day, Martin fights Ruth. They break the engagement. Ruth says she loves Martin, but Martin thinks with obsessive thoughts that she is approaching him, because of constant money and fame. These obsessive thoughts drag Martin to his friends in the harbor where his quarrel days pass, but Martin is also foreign here. Infinity calls him to the sea. There is no love nor a destination for Martin anymore. He boarded the ship to embark on his last voyage.


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