I love Jack London's work since high school. Then I was always the first to read all the literature for the summer and loved to write essays. The mind is the same weapon, the same tool that can be used both for good purposes and for destructive purposes. Being smart and well-read doesn't mean being a good person. Wolf Larsin is a confirmation of this: haughty, immoral, rude, inhuman, he reads a lot and learns a lot, but follows the principle "The strongest survives", the highest value is his own life, and the lives of other people do not matter to him. He does not hesitate to take the life of his own sailors, because the presence of the same arms, legs and body, like his own, is not a reason for him not to kill.
The main character, on whose behalf the narration goes, goes the way of becoming from a white-handed guy to a man tested by tests, who, moreover, meets the love of his life.