The focus of the investigation was on the steps that White Fang goes through on his hero’s journey, the common perception of humanity as elevated, and the effect that White Fang’s character has on challenging the distinctions between human and animal. This investigation was undertaken by consulting secondary
For once Buck learns to adjust, “his development was rapid. ” Experience is his teacher, like, Sister Carrie’s or Stephen Crane’s Maggie. But his morality was not questioned by the reader because Buck is a dog. London chooses to ignore the moral implications of Buck’s thievery. For Buck’s “new” way of life was new to him only momentarily, London closes out Buck’s discourse on the law of club and fang.
Buck is a dog from Santa Clara Valley, a dog who lived in a huge house. He was the king of the property and was petted, fed well and treated like a loved and cherished dog. Buck was living a pampered life, where he had everything he want until the day where he was stolen, sold, and brought to an unknown environment. Buck has went through a change where he had to adapt quickly for survival. A place where he had to steal to eat, defend himself in order to survive.
In the middle of the book Buck has to learn to adapt to be the alpha of the team. First, Buck needs to fight Spitz. For example, Buck gets all the sled dogs on his side by making them all hate Spitz because he sabotages to make them disobey Spitz. Since, all the sled dogs are on Buck's side, he will have the advantage when he fights Spitz. Second, Buck is a great
More characters of this story would be Spitz, the dog-sled leader that didn’t like Buck and died to him after trying to kill him. Another character would be Curly, a dog who took a liking to Buck ,but in the end died to mysterious odds. Some themes associated with the story are Primitivity, Knowledge and Wisdom, Suffering, and Perseverance. (Shmoop Editorial Team) The call of the Wild being a good book also had some controversies.
In the novel, The Call Of The Wild, by Jack London, Buck is a domesticated dog adapting and trying to survive in the wild. The topic in this novel is perseverance since the author constantly provides many hints throughout the novel that proves that the topic in this novel is perseverance. It can be seen during the time Buck perseveres in trying to adapt to his situation and understanding his surroundings. Also, when he preservers through all the pain and suffering that is constantly leaking around him and Buck is sometimes rewarded for persevering through the hardships that follow day by day. Thus the theme in the book is in order to be rewarded, one must persevere.
More civilized dogs like Newfoundland’s and even huskies find primitive counterparts in the wolves whose howl at the end of the story was the very sound of the wild. London “doubles” the story into opposing worlds. Buck begins in the waking world of reality and ends in a silent, white wasteland which was also the world of dream, shadow, and racial memory. Buck survives to embrace life at the end of a book informed by death as the horrifying, rhythmic reflex of an entire order of things. Life in The Call of the Wild was a survival built on the death of other living creatures.
Call of the Wild starts with introducing Buck, a mix breed between a St. Bernard and a Sheepdog. He lives on the wealthy estate of Judge Miller. Buck is soon sold into sled dogging and is sent to the Klondike region of Alaska and Canada. In Jack London’s Call of the Wild, the theme is that Buck not only uses a growth mindset to survive, but he also uses it to thrive.
Evolving like Buck in Call of the Wild is difficult ,but worth the journey. Buck was sold and beaten all at once, which made him a very angry and a weakened dog. Until he is shown obedience,after being beat to an inch of his life, Buck was unable to trust humans, even his original owner. When he tries to break free of his cage, he had been trapped in , he was hurt to stop . Another time is when he had to kill Spitz to stop the mayhem of Spitz 's reign.
Have you ever heard the calls? Buck sure has. In the novel The Call of The Wild by Jack London, Buck is a large st. Bernard that lives in the beautiful Santa Clara Valley with Judge Miller. As the story goes on Buck gets dognapped and sent to the man in the red sweater. The man in the red sweater is also known as the crack dog doctor.
Buck decided he would help other dogs fight against Spitz and would protect the dogs from their punishments that came from Spitz. Another thing, is he would not fight Spitz in plain sight because he didn’t want to get caught by their dog’s master. He also rebelled against Spitz by swaggering in front of him to get on Spitz’s nerves. Buck did everything he could to help the other dogs by leading them. This is how Buck was able to rebel against Spitz and didn’t get caught at the same
Buck’s great genes and extensive training have allowed him to become more agile than any foe he is pitted against. So when Jack London is talking about Buck fighting a pack of wolves he say “he was everywhere at once” meaning that buck is so quick to strike that there is nowhere that the wolves aren’t vulnerable. The inclusion of this hyperbole gives us a sense of how Buck has evolved from a simple house dog to a wild killer of great strength.
Another comparison of Buck and my mother is standing up against the people who brought them tough times. The difference with Buck is that he had to stand up against abusive mushers and my mom only stood up for her rights in her contract and being a citizen of the United States. Buck and my mom both had the special people and goals that basically got them through everything. These were the center of their perseverance. For Buck, it was Judge Miller and John Thornton, the two people that gave him unconditional love.
Something totally different has changed in buck life from being a house dog to a sled dog. From living in a big house to carrying a sled. He had it pretty rough. Buck may be happier knowing that he has someone to care for him and a pack that protects each other. This is why I think Buck is better off as a sled dog than a house dog.