The man took him to the Yukon for a sled dog. He is chosen to be the main character because he goes through many changes, he has personalities like humans, and he learns faster than the rest of the dogs. As Buck goes through his retrogression, he finds himself in a constant struggle for mastery. The first evidence is his first time Buck got defeated for mastery was when Buck met the
Crispin is a young boy who carries his mother’s “Cross of Lead” everywhere. He is used to not looking people in the eyes because they have always acted superior to him. When he meets Bear after he has been declared a “wolf’s head” he goes traveling with Bear. Bear teaches him how to act like he belong and that he is used to everything that can be thrown at him, just like a jester should be able to. When Bear takes him to a big city and Bear gets captured, Crispin saves Bear with his power as the son of the deceased lord.
Between these opposing values Buck hovers continually in the action of the tale. Even the call of the wild itself, to which Buck responds with growing intensity throughout receives double focus twin definition: it was both lure and trap. In the second chapter, when Buck learns “The Law of Club and Fang” he builds his first warm sleeping nest in the snow, to discover the next morning: It had snowed during the night and he was completely buried.
The dog symbolizes the power of nature, it ultimately survives by following its instincts, sensing both the natural threats of the terrain it travels as well as the barbaric agenda of the man to kill it for warmth. The dog's natural inclinations allow him to overcome the life-threatening obstacles that it encounters. This is evident when its feet get wet, the dog “quickly chews away the ice forming between his toes”(London 822). Similarly, the dog is aware that the man will provide him with food and warmth and decides to follow the man solely for this purpose. Towards the end of the story, the dog “caught the scent of death” as he approaches the man’s body lying in the snow(London 829).
In Frank McCourt’s novel Angela’s Ashes, a great significance is placed on the mythological hero Cuchulain. Cuchulain, who was born named Setanta, grew up in the Northen part of Ireland like Frankie’s father. At a young age, Frankie’s father tells Frankie the story of Cuchulain. Cuchulain killed the dog of the house of Culain and to repent he guarded the house since the dog no longer could. He later on guarded not just the house but the entire region and became the greatest hero.
The book I choice to read was, “Brian’s Winter”, by Gary Paulsen. This book is about Brian after the private plane he was flying in crashes in to the rugged forests of Canada. Brian went through many struggles while trying the best he could to survive in the harsh environment. Some of the biggest events in this story include when he is attacked by a bear, during the major storms and some of his questionable encounters with the wolves. If I were telling a friend about the entire story in two minutes I would say, Brian’s parents were divorced leading him to visit his father for the first time in a long time.
Crispin: Cross of Lead by Avi, tells the story of a 13 year old serf boy named Crispin who becomes an orphan after his mother dies and must leave his town or will be hunted and killed as a wolfs head. While on his odyssey to escape his hunter, John Aycliffe, he meets a juggler with contrasting opinions named Bear who becomes Crispin’s master. Bear protects him and teaches him a new life, how to juggle and play the flute, and new opinions on government aspects. Crispin transforms mentally and physically throughout the story, showing the reader what he overcame and realized. Crispin is a dynamic character because throughout the story he seeks his true identity, his opinions on the feudal system develop, and he starts the story anxious, unconfident,
The call of the wild is how Buck the main character in the book is moved from santa clara to the klondike for his ancestrial genes of how great they lead dogsledding packs, and throughout the book Buck overcomes many different obstacles to be te best of the best. The hunger games is a story where there is a game where you compete to survive, the game is put on by Capitol the evil antagonist which is cruel and for some reason likes to see death. These two books are completely different in many different ways, but it all follows the theme as the “Survival of the
The story Wolf Brother, by Michelle Paver, is a thrilling tale about a prepubescent boy who is desperate to avenge his father and save the forest from a devastating evil. The setting of this book is in an ancient European forest, thousands of years ago. The theme is the will to survive and destiny, which the protagonist,a twelve year old boy named torak, expresses well by doing everything he can to survive while carefully avoiding the antagonist, a bear that is possessed by an evil spirit whose goal is to destroy everything in its way, and ultimately defeating it, which is in the prophecy and falls into place by destiny. Wolf Brother begins with Torak and Pa, Torak’s father, in a clearer part of the forest having a Small meal before they
Crispin by Avi Crispin is a 1 year old boy who is fleeing from his old life and town. He has been declared a wolf’s head which means he can be killed by anyone. So he flees from his old town of Stromford. On his way he meets a juggler named Bear, who tricks Crispin into being his servant.
They soon after fall through the ice and Buck takes up residence with Thornton. Bucks love for Thornton grows quickly, and this gives him the ability to do many things for Thornton including saving his life from drowning in a river, detracting a man in a bar fight, and pulling a half a ton load for a wager. Buck though is growing more wild everyday which becomes more visible throughout the reading when Buck, Thornton, and some other men set out in search of a mine. Buck starts wandering around and making friends in the forest. Until one day he comes back to find that his master, Thornton, was killed by a tribe of Indians.
When he get the dogs Billy trains them to go hunting with him. Where was a boy named Reuben he went hunting with Billy and Reuben had a axis in his hand when he tripped and he die with the axis. Billy went to competition with his dog and won after the competition Billy went out to hunt they ran into a mountain lion and old dan,little ann
Since Buck adores Thornton, his existence is now better and more joyful. Last, once Buck’s tie to domesticity is severed, he morphs into a fully wild dog. For example, he becomes part of a wolf pack, runs with them, and even becomes his wolf brothers’ leader. Since he is happy acting as a wolf - dog in the wild, he can now survive happily in the wilderness, where he was meant to be.
Buck also helped his owner by protecting Dave from others who were willing to steal his food. After few days of heavy snow and freezing weather, Dave recovered half of his health. Scotch half-breed broke the sled and made Dave run behind the sled, or sometimes let him in the sled. Dave, who was eager to get his position discovered brand-new enjoyment of living without work.