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.
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.
In the books Catch 22, by Joseph Heller, and Call of the Wild, by Jack London, the main characters, Buck the dog, and John Yossarian struggle with the realization that they lack power. They both journey through the books to regain power and control over their own lives. While they both eventually manage to reclaim their power and pride, they accomplish this in very different manners. A key part in each story, is the state of the two main characters, Yossarian and Buck.
Would you kill if your life depended on it? A major theme in Jack London 's’ call of the wild, is life is kill or be killed. In the beginning of the book, Buck must fight to the death with the original lead dog Spitz. First, Spitz is much more experienced. For example, Spitz has many scars on him and each fight is to the death.
While growing up, you will have to persevere through many things. In The Call of the Wild, Buck the dog is taken from his home and is forced to learn how to survive in his new painful life in the Yukon. In contrast to Buck, my Mom had to get through the loss of their home and had to leave friends behind knowing that she might not see them again. Like my Mother, Buck was taken from his home and had to adapt to the new place while knowing that he will not be able to make it back to his carefree life. Both Buck and my Mother, lost their homes, had to leave people behind, and had to get used to a new life whether that was at a new house or in a different climate.
In the Call of the Wild, the author Jack London uses various literary devices to help us the feelings, emotions, and thoughts of characters. One in particular, called Juxtaposition helps us understand Buck’s feelings of ecstasy in chapter 3 and leaves an impact on the reader. In chapter 3, Buck spots a snowshoe rabbit and starts chasing after it, while he does, he feels “a stirring of old instincts" (37) which drives him to ecstasy. The author uses this moment to use Juxtaposition to describe the ecstasy that Buck feels, “And such is paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive” (37). These two phrases completely contrast each other however manage to give us a deeper
ved Call of the Wild. The Call of the Wild is an interesting and adventuress book. It has alot of foreshadowing and suspence. Some chapters are confusing because of how they talk. Overall the book Call of the Wild is a good book.
With my research paper, I decided to focus on the villain archetype out of all of them. The villain archetype can be defined as the evil character who exists to cause disorder, confusion, and mayhem on society and to battle against the hero. The one character that I feel and demonstrates the villain archetype would be Spitz from, “The Call of The Wild”. Reasons as to why I believe this is that in the story, Buck and Curly finally arrive to the Klondike Region of Canada and quickly learn that they need to survive with primal instincts against Spitz and his pack. However, Spitz, with no ounce of mercy within him, causes trouble within the pack and lures Curly into a false sense of companionship, only to be killed moments later by him.
Many individuals are able to succeed because they are willing to fight for what they want. Doing this they are shoulding perseverance. Perseverance in other words means to not give up. The novel “Call of the Wild” Buck shows perseverance by not giving up his leadership throughout the book when he got his new owners and new sled dog teammates. Even though he had to fight to keep his leadership, Buck never lost the leadership.
Only the strong survive in the wild. Buck learns life lessons about the wild, how to survive in the wild and how to use his strenght as a natural instinct. Bucks instinctes are important but he must also learn how to adjust in the wild. He changes over the course of the story. Buck must use hes instincts and survival skills to lead the pack.