Animals In Jack London's The Call Of The Wild

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Jack London's The Call of the Wild, an adventure fiction novel, has several literary elements. One is anthropomorphism, an innovative form of personification which attributes human abilities to a non-human figure. The author uses it on to the main character and protagonist, Buck, a dog, along with the other sleigh dogs. Jack London practices anthropomorphism in various ways to establish a connection with the dogs throughout the book with the readers, making it more understandable and relatable. The author uses anthropomorphism using Buck’s internal thoughts and emotions. Buck distinguishes several pieces of material about the events previously occurred and his mind generates theories equivalent to a human being. For example, “Buck heard the chaffering, saw the money pass between the man and the Government agent, and knew that the Scotch half-breed and the mail-train drivers were passing out of his life on the heels of Perrault and François and the…show more content…
Spitz is an example of who is wants to remain the best and persevere to not let his enemy, Buck, to get in his paths. He uses violence to overcome his obstacles and takes every chance. “This was Spitz’s opportunity. He sprang upon Buck, and twice his teeth sank into his unresisting foe and ripped and tore the flesh to the bone” (London 34). Another dog, Billee, has a different personality. He is sensitive and pleasant and is stated, “Billee’s one fault was his excessive good nature, while Joe was the very opposite, sour and introspective, with a perpetual snarl and a malignant eye” (London 17-18). Lastly, the central character, Buck works hard to achieve his goal in being lead sleigh dog, and does so, like humans trying to try to accomplish certain objectives. The qualities of each dog such as Spitz, Billee, and Buck are extremely personified, embracing London’s use of the literary
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