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What brought Martin Eden to suicide?

Suicide is a logical conclusion of the story.

What brought Martin Eden to suicide?

Jack London wrote a wonderful novel about a literary career of a young man, Martin Eden.
The first part of the book is very interesting, exciting, overwhelming and dynamic. The reader comes to know how a twenty- year-old sailor suddenly grows enthusiastic about learning to write. Though he has little formal education, he becomes convinced that he has a keen mind and a creative talent, that he can translate all ideas and experiences into vivid pictures ?visions?, which seem more and more real than reality. He decides that he needs education. Ruth Morse, a university student, helps him to receive knowledge.
He thinks that Ruth is the most beautiful, refined, and interesting woman in the world and so he falls in love with her. Martin decides to became a successful and well-known writer so that to have good social positions and enough money to marry Ruth.
He starts reading books day and night. In a surprisingly short time he can discuss Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer with orators and even university professors. And in three years he becomes a successful writer. But only at that time he understands that most of the values of the middle classes were false.
He wants to return to the proletarian world, he thinks of going to his ?own world?, but he can?t.
Martin Eden becomes declassed-lost between workman?s world, and that of the bourgeoisie. His one remaining hope is to create a new world of his own ? to rise above both classes through his writing and then to tell everyone of his independence.
Ruth Morse breaks their engagement, and he sees her in true light. All the people who have snubbed him earlier now crave his attention and receive his contempt.
But there is no love of life left in Martin: his enthusiasms are all burned out. He no longer enjoys living. And suicide is by no means a logical conclusion of the story.
Martin?s mistake was that he did not become a socialist; socialism would have given him a purpose in life.

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