Call Of The Wild Analysis

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In the novel “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London, the main character and dog’s name is Buck and he gets dognapped and has to learn to adapt to his new environment, Canada and Alaska. Greed, cleverness, and love are all important key points in the novel.
Greed makes people untrustworthy. “... Manuel had one besetting sin. He loved to play Chinese lottery. Also, in his gambling, he had one besetting weakness—faith in a system; and this made his damnation certain. For to play a system requires money, while the wages of a gardener’s helper do not lap over the needs of a wife and numerous progeny,” (London, 4). In other words, Manuel, the gardener was greedy for money to waste on Chinese lottery and his wife and not important things like the bills. "The two men, however, were quite cheerful. And they were proud, too. They were doing the thing in style, with fourteen dogs. They had seen other sleds depart over the Pass for Dawson, or come in from Dawson, but never had they
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“His master’s voice acted on Buck like an electric shock, He sprang to his feet and ran up the bank ahead of the men to the point of his previous departure,” (London, 100). This quote is saying that, ever since Buck was saved (Hal was beating Buck to death) by John Thornton (Buck’s last and one of his better treating owners) Buck felt he has to repay him so when he saw John in trouble he went after him not thinking about himself only about his owner’s life. “In the summers there is one visitor, however, to that valley... It is a great, gloriously coated wolf, like, and yet unlike, all other wolves. He crosses alone from the smiling timber land and comes down into an open space among the trees,” (London, 133). To put it simply, the valley that the unusual wolf visits is Buck visiting where John Thornton died. Buck does this every year because he feels like John Thornton still has a place in his heart. To summarize, even after a person is gone a dog’s love never
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