Call Of The Wild Quotes

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Call of the Wild is a book about a sled pulling dog named Buck, Buck wasn’t always pulling sleds though. He used to be a domesticated dog living under the roof of a rich Judge, but all of that changed when he was captured and sold to two men who were crossing the Yukon territory. Through many courses of events, Buck became wild, hence the name of the book. This book takes place in the Yukon territory which was freezing and conditions were very rough, by the end of the story Buck had changed because of the problems he faced. In the beginning of the story, Buck was once a house pet that was valuable to the Judge , he was capable of overseeing the Judges’ grandchildren. “He escorted Mollie and Alice, the Judge’s daughters, on long twilight or early-morning rambles; on wintry nights he lay at the Judge’s feet before the roaring library fire; he carried the Judge’s grandsons on his back, or rolled them in the grass and guarded their footsteps through wild adventures” (London 5). This quote proves that Buck is tame and can be trusted to guard family members, he is also …show more content…

Through the actions of the two laws (Buck being beaten and Curly dying) Buck quickly learns that he has to adapt or perish. At the end of chapter 3, Buck and Spitz begin fighting, Buck quickly learns that if he wants to be the leader he would have to kill Spitz. After Buck kills Spitz, he feels no remorse for what he has done. Buck is starting to show his savage instincts. In chapter 7 Buck ruthlessly kills all of the indian’s who have killed his master. Yet Buck cares not what he has done. “He did not pause to worry the victim, but ripped in passing, with the next bound tearing wide the throat of a second man. There was no withstanding him. He plunged about in their very midst, tearing, rending, destroying, in constant and terrific motion which defied the arrows they discharged at him.” (London 104). This shows that Buck has lost all ability to care about what he has

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