The Sea-Wolf - Study Guide Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Ghost continues to chase the seals and arrives in waters due west of Japan's Hokkaido Islands. The hunting becomes increasingly dangerous as the weather turns unpredictable and fog becomes common. Hump covertly watches Brewster as she promenades with Larsen. He contrasts Larsen's enormous physicality to Brewster's slender form - "one the culmination of all savagery, the other the finished product of the finest civilization" (p. 648). Hump is distraught to see in Larsen's eyes the glow of lust as he stares at an obviously discomfited Brewster.

Hump contemplates Brewster and remembers that she was born in Cambridge around 1866 and is twenty-seven years old, eight years his junior. He remembers that she has published seven annual volumes of poetry and two large volumes of essays, and he recalls that they are wonderful works of literature that strongly appealed to him. Hump realizes that he has fallen completely...

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