Examples Of Survival In The Call Of The Wild

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Jack London’s novel The Call of the Wild explores the premise that survival depends upon one’s ability to adapt to their environment. Stolen and sold to sled drivers during the Yukon gold rush, Buck, a strong and loyal dog, longs for his simple yet enjoyable life back home in California. In order to survive in his new and harsh environment, Buck must evolve from his experiences and return to his primordial ancestry by answering the call of the wild inside him.
When Buck embraces his ancestral drive to survive by battling for superiority among the other dogs, he changes from domestic dog to wild beast. After losing a rabbit to Spitz, Buck challenges the dog, fighting for his rightful place as leader as “…shoulder had at last squarely met shoulder…Spitz
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