The Sea-Wolf Symbols & Objects

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The Ghost

The Ghost is a commercial sealing schooner that the narrator, Humphrey Van Weyden, boards after the sinking of the Martinez. It could be understood as a symbol for survival—of the entire crew as they struggle against the environment and of individuals as they compete with each other and try to survive the harsh Captain Larsen.

Pacific Ocean

The Pacific is the setting for the entire novel. It is against this mercurial, powerful, and eternal ocean that all the events in Sea Wolf unfold.

The Macedonia

The Macedonia is a steamship captained by “Death” Larsen, brother of Wolf Larsen. The two brothers have a friendly sort of sibling rivalry that carries over from childhood to their maritime careers. On occasion, this rivalry turns violent and life-threatening.

Endeavor Island

Endeavor Island is the fanciful name given by Humphrey Van Weyden and Maud Brewster to the small...

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