Call Of The Wild Critical Analysis

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In The Call of the Wild by Jack London, we learn a theme of strength and survival and read how these qualities can be essential. The main character, a large dog named Buck, uses strength to defend himself against humans who have stolen him away from his home. Buck then learns survival skills to keep safe in the harsh cold weather of the North. Finally, we learn how strength and survival skills are needed to live in the wilderness. Strength and survival skills help us get through any situation life throws our way. Strength is a theme that can be seen throughout this story. Buck uses body strength in many situations. Toward the beginning of the story, Buck has his pride hurt, so he gets enraged and learns he has underlying power. Buck then becomes…show more content…
To have both is essential in the wilderness. Buck’s ancestral instincts help him hunt down his food, and fight against the wolves and Yeehats to protect himself. "He was a killer, a thing that preyed, living on the things that lived, unaided, alone, by virtue of his own strength and prowess, surviving triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survived." In the end, Buck finds his home among the wolves. He becomes their leader and vows to protect them by keeping the Yeehats off of his territory. Even after many years have passed, he is still talked about among the Yeehats. "They are afraid of this Ghost Dog, for it has cunning greater than they, stealing from their camps in fierce winters, robbing their traps, slaying their dogs, and defying their bravest hunters." Buck protects his new family from hunters and feeds them at any cost. He kills or attacks anyone in his way of providing for his family. To conclude, The Call of the Wild teaches many great themes of which two are strength and survival. Strength comes in many forms. One form is anger and pride. Everyone has strength, it is just a matter of how you use it. Survival skills can vary in different environments, such as civilization is not the same as the wilderness. One must adapt to the living situation, change the hunt and shelter. Together, strength and survival, make a great impact. Learn everything you can. Do what you
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