The Sea-Wolf - Study Guide Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Mugridge convalesces for three days while Hump performs the duties of cook. When Mugridge returns to work, he laments his unfortunate position. Hump tries to offer comfort through future hopes, but Mugridge delivers a stern rebuke and, noting that Hump is a gentleman of means, flatly rejects Hump's philosophy. Mugridge believes the world is simply sterile and unfair. Several days later, Johnson returns to duty even though he is still visibly in pain. One night, Leach and Johansen argue and have a brief scuffle involving a thrown knife. Hump surreptitiously returns the knife to Leach, which earns him Leach's friendship.

Chapter 13 Analysis

Mugridge's philosophy is, like Larsen's, essentially materialistic. He maintains that it would be good to be rich but that rich people can never understand what it's like to be poor and servile. He laments his personal situation and catalogues a list of injuries and sicknesses...

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