Title

The Double Bind: Leprosy in Two Hawaiian Tales by Jack London

Publication Title

Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction

Publication Date

5-2009

Document Type

Article

Keywords

double bind, leprosy, Hawaiian tales, Jack London

Disciplines

English Language and Literature | Literature in English, North America

Abstract

An essay is presented on the short story about leprosy by Jack London. It explores two short stories "Good-by, Jack" and "The Sheriff of Kona" and indicates that both stories provide an impression of the leper colony at Molokai. The author also narrates some parts of the stories and offers his analysis.


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