First thing which can be treated as a kind of "the law of life" is a circle of life. The circle of life begins when a man is born and ends with his/her death. Koskoosh thinks of the leaves turning in autumn from green to brown, of young girls that grow more and more attractive until they find a man, raise children and slowly grow ugly by age and labor.
Koskoosh gives an example of a young woman, whom he calls "maiden": "A maiden was a good creature to look upon, full-breasted and strong, with spring to her step and light in her eyes. But her task was yet before her." (London 958). The picture of this woman is being portrayed at her youth when she is still nice, strong and with "light in her eyes" (London 958). She would grow up and she would take a husband. "And with the coming of her offspring her looks left her. Her limbs dragged and shuffled, her eyes dimmed and bleared, and only the little children found joy against the withered cheek of the old squaw by the fire." (London 958) She is not an... [continues]
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