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Reverse Pygmalion -Man taught by Woman
The semiautobiographical Martin Eden is the most vital and original character Jack London ever created. Set in San Francisco, this is the story of Martin Eden, an impoverished seaman who pursues, obsessively and aggressively, dreams of education and literary fame. London, dissatisfied with the rewards of his own success, intended Martin Eden as an attack on individualism and a criticism of ambition; however, much of its status as a classic has been conferred by admirers of its ambitious protagonist.
Rise to Fall to Rise Again
Like a dog asleep in the sun, Martin Eden too lives his life only as aware as the sun rises up in the morning, and the sun retreats in the evening. But when his instincts bring him into a fight that isn't his, his natural instincts are open wide when he is introduce to the beautiful, upper class, Ruth Morse. Falling into a young man's love, Martin senses the kind of men Ruth's interests lie in - the writers, the thinkers, those whose names can be found in books, libraries and universities. So, Martin sets out to become one of them - a man who Ruth just may take a passing interest in if he can achieve such a task. Knowing a formal education would only slow him down, he enlists the help of his love to teach him. Their relationship becomes a tragic affair when true love is actually had, but the difference in social classes keeps their love on a trajectory of complete failure. But when a book sells, it is those very same people who had thought so little of Martin Eden to discard him, are now inviting him to a thousand dinners - but only one could he ever eat a time.