Buck learns and adapts to this new and harsh environment, and eventually masters and excels in the wild. London portrays this transformation through vivid description of the events that take place during Buck’s journey. Buck starts out learning to survive and
Into the Wild tells the story of Chris McCandless, a young man who embarked on an adventure across the U.S. Chris lived for adventure, and sadly met his demise in the Alaskan wilderness. Chris’ death brought about a large debate as to whether Chris was insane or simply idealistic. Krakauer wrote Into the Wild to prove Chris’ sanity and soundly completes that task by using rhetorical devices to persuade his audience. Throughout the book, Krakauer uses ethos to develop Chris’ credibility by providing examples of people who are similar to him. For example, Krakauer provides multiple examples of people who were very similar to Chris, such as Everett Ruess.
“We felt we needed to find the dog,” said Sgt. Whaley. “We were going to do whatever we needed to do to reunite this dog with this family.” Meanwhile, the Carton family lawyer, Benjamin Irwin, was attempting to find the dog by different means.
(The Man from Snowy River, 1982) Jim after impulsively charging down a steep valley to capture the escaped colt is reconsidered by the High and Low Country stockmen with their attitudes towards him expressing a newfound admiration saying, “He is not a lad…he’s a man. He is a man. The man from Snowy River.” (The Man from Snowy River, 1982)
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.
What about animals such as Buck and what about their treatment? You may ask, “who is Buck?” Buck is a dog, from the book The Call of the Wild, that undertook a great mission to rebel against an animal that treated him unfairly. That animal is called Spitz. Spitz is a pack leader and he bullied Buck very much.
Enkidu “must die in shame” and not a “man who falls in battle” when he lives in the human world (Gilgamesh 28). Enkidu is better staying in the forest among the animals because he is stronger and at peace with the animals, even though he becomes more intelligent and civilized when he joins the human world. The human world is far more educated and civilized than living among the animals. All you really have to do among animals is find food and know how to run fast.
When an authoritarian parent takes control, it often times leads to a dysfunctional family, where conflicts arise and children gain the urge to rebel for various reasons. In Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer describes Chris McCandless as an intelligent 24-year-old graduate student who loved exploring the outdoors. One day Chris decided to hitchhike to Alaska, hoping to find a new life for himself. However, after years of experiencing a traumatic childhood, we find out that the main reason Chris hitchhiked to Alaska was to sever ties with his parents because of his father’s secret affair. Understanding the dynamics of family can help us understand how different parenting styles can affect how a child grows
“He must master or be mastered;while to show mercy was a weakness”(London 77).In the adventure novel The Call of the Wild, by Jack London,the main character is a domesticated Saint Bernard-Scotch Shepherd from California named Buck. Buck rapidly becomes wild and uncivilized on a journey to Klondike, Alaska during the gold rush. Buck quickly figured out that he must become the master to survive. My theme from the novel The Call of the Wild is struggle for mastery.
Buck obviously experiences starvation, exhaustion, and bitter cold. In the city, he would never experience something like this. Buck has to find a way to survive and he does by becoming the leader of a wolf pack and taking care of a litter of baby wolves. Clearly, this book was a good classic novel to read.
Dealing with life struggles takes a colossal amount of perseverance. During the story The Call of the Wild, Buck has to go through being embezzled from his normal life and is forced to be a sled dog in the Yukon Territory in Alaska. In contrast, my father began a life for himself by acquiring two more jobs just to make a good living for himself in his early adult years and hopefully the rest of his life. Like my father, Buck had to be robust and willing to seek any challenges heaved at him. Therefore, the struggles that shot upon them had to be addressed and accomplished to succeed in life.
Adapting “Personal experience is the basis of all real literature” (George Henry Lewes). Many authors use similar writing topics like how Jack london made buck change and adapt for survival. In the story “Born Worker” by Gary Soto and in the fictional novel “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London, both main characters change throughout the stories. Even though the main characters have different backgrounds, both Back and Jose have the same hardships which are crucial to their future.
Have you ever heard the calls? Buck sure has. In the novel The Call of The Wild by Jack London, Buck is a large st. Bernard that lives in the beautiful Santa Clara Valley with Judge Miller. As the story goes on Buck gets dognapped and sent to the man in the red sweater. The man in the red sweater is also known as the crack dog doctor.
Over the course of The Call of the Wild written by Jack London, Buck’s several owners help shape the dog that he turns out to be. Buck is a large and handsome dog who is part St. Bernard and part Scotch sheep dog. All throughout the book, the pack of dogs travel to various places and overcome many difficult obstacles in their journey across the Arctic North. These difficulties lead to Buck becoming more like his primitive ancestors, which is a main theme of the book. Although the owners are only mentioned for a short period of time each (excluding Thornton), each of them made a huge and immediate impact on the story and Buck himself.
The Authors show the aggressive instincts of both characters. In the passage of Call of the Wild London portrays Bucks aggressive instincts by writing , “Here and there savage dogs rushed upon him, but he bristled his neck-hair and snarled (for he was learning fast), and they let him go his way unmolested.” (London Page 1) This helps the reader understand that Buck was not going to let other dogs pick on him and that he was learning to stand up for himself. At this moment in the passage Buck made himself not look like a wimp and that he wasn’t scared to fight back.