Buck And The Gold Rush Essay

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From the beginning to the end Buck transitioned from a domestic house pet to a complete product of the wilderness. Buck adapted to the new environment, the Klondike Gold Rush. Buck changes throughout the book from a domestic dog to a primordial beast. Like a fish adapts to it’s tank, Buck adapts to the wild. Adapting to your environment is essential to thrive. Buck started off as a house pet and he was kidnapped and sold slowly adapted to the new environment he was put in. The Klondike Gold Rush was completely different than California. As a kid has to adapt to a new home, Buck has to adapt to the new Klondike Gold Rush environment. Buck faced lots of challenges during the change. Buck has to learn the law of club and fang as he adapted to the new…show more content…
There was a downside to Buck changing and evolving into the product of the wilderness. Buck suffered in the conditions : “His muscles had wasted away to knotty strings, the flesh pads had disappeared, so that each rib and every bone in his frame were outlined cleanly” (London 83). Buck and the other sleigh dogs didn’t always get along and sometimes at camp there was altercations between the dogs. Buck had to develop and learn the way of life that he might be in for the rest of his life. Buck had to grow a new backbone for the way of living in the Klondike Gold Rush. He had to set his mind to a new state, a new mode for the rural conditions he would be facing. He had to adapt to the new society of a sleigh dog. Buck adapted and learned the same life and lived a life like a wolf. Buck faced the same bitter conditions as wolves. As Buck developed into a complete product of the wilderness Buck “ may be seen running at the head of the pack” (London 137) Buck has changed and adapted from a canine to a product of the wilderness and went through harsh and fierce conditions during his long journey and change. He has faced many obstacles which some were good but some were bad for
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