Ghost Dog In Jack London's The Call Of The Wild

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There is a ghost dog that leads a pack of wolves to victory in the Yukon. The ghost dog will scare you away from the land it protects. This ghost dog is “Buck” the main character in the adventure book The Call Of The Wild by Jack London. Buck lived in Santa Clara Valley, California with his master Judge Miller. He was stolen and sold to a man on a train. 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 …show more content…

John Thornton was a friendly man that also went for flakes of butter. He gets greedy if he finds flakes of butter in the river. “But in spite of this great love he bore John Thornton, which seemed to bespeak the soft, civilizing influence; the strain of the primitive, which Northland had aroused in him, remained alive and active” (London 76). This shows that John Thornton loved Buck and both were leaders. They didn't fight each other they just help each other. The last reason is this dog is a warrior that protects John Thornton. He does anything for John Thornton. Burton was a man that pushed John Thornton and Burton got his neck tiered open. “Buck loosed his teeth from the flesh of the arm and drove in again for the throat” (London 79). This shows that no one hurts John Thornton, this also shows that Buck will claim mastery over anyone besides Thornton.
The above examples show that Buck went through the struggle for mastery a lot. A main point made was that Buck had to fight a lot to overcome his masters. Buck abilities have increased enormously and his strength has increased enormously. I felt that Jack London did a good job at drawing the reader in his book. He also gave a lot of details were I could picture them in my

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