Buck is a dog from Santa Clara Valley, a dog who lived in a huge house. He was the king of the property and was petted, fed well and treated like a loved and cherished dog. Buck was living a pampered life, where he had everything he want until the day where he was stolen, sold, and brought to an unknown environment. Buck has went through a change where he had to adapt quickly for survival. A place where he had to steal to eat, defend himself in order to survive.
Buck is being called into the wild. His life events changed who he was and sent him free in spirit and body. Once Thornton was kill Buck was able to be free and just be a wild dog with the others (napierkowski). In my opinion, this book shouldn’t have been in the category of banned and challenged books.
First, Buck is taken care of by a woodsman John Thorton. For example, he lives in a hut and makes a raft out of wood to survive in nature. Since, John Thorton is a woodsman buck will learn to live in nature. Second, when John Thorton goes looking for gold. For instance, Buck runs off to the wild and kills a bear and a moose.
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.
Have you ever wanted to live in Alaska and travel all through the Yukon delivering mail, panning for gold, or go hunting for moose? In the adventure novel Call of the Wild by Jack London, the main character Buck goes from pampered pup to wild beast, Buck travels around Alaska going from city to city, fighting to survive in the dangerous Yukon. Slowly throughout the book, Buck’s permeative instincts come out and isn’t like a house dog. He becomes tougher and learns how to hunt, dig holes in the snow to sleep in and learns to never get knocked down in the fight. All throughout the book, Buck slowly turns into a wild dog and lets his inner wolf come out, one way he does this is he digs a hole and learns that he 's not going to have a warm bed anymore.
Call of the Wild starts with introducing Buck, a mix breed between a St. Bernard and a Sheepdog. He lives on the wealthy estate of Judge Miller. Buck is soon sold into sled dogging and is sent to the Klondike region of Alaska and Canada. In Jack London’s Call of the Wild, the theme is that Buck not only uses a growth mindset to survive, but he also uses it to thrive.
Evolving like Buck in Call of the Wild is difficult ,but worth the journey. Buck was sold and beaten all at once, which made him a very angry and a weakened dog. Until he is shown obedience,after being beat to an inch of his life, Buck was unable to trust humans, even his original owner. When he tries to break free of his cage, he had been trapped in , he was hurt to stop . Another time is when he had to kill Spitz to stop the mayhem of Spitz 's reign.
In the Call of the Wild, Buck is taken from his home and is forced to learn a different life style. In the beginning of the book Buck gets sold by Manuel to the man in the red sweater. While Buck is with the man in the red sweater he learns the law of the club.
Buck’s great genes and extensive training have allowed him to become more agile than any foe he is pitted against. So when Jack London is talking about Buck fighting a pack of wolves he say “he was everywhere at once” meaning that buck is so quick to strike that there is nowhere that the wolves aren’t vulnerable. The inclusion of this hyperbole gives us a sense of how Buck has evolved from a simple house dog to a wild killer of great strength.
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.
Something totally different has changed in buck life from being a house dog to a sled dog. From living in a big house to carrying a sled. He had it pretty rough. Buck may be happier knowing that he has someone to care for him and a pack that protects each other. This is why I think Buck is better off as a sled dog than a house dog.
Buck and other dogs just wanted their rest although getting some rest was unwonted in the Yukon since their trip. After supper, dogs and their owner became full for once since their journey. Scotch half-breed gently tapped and scratch Dave’s back in front of the firewood and left to buy some supplies for the next journey. Buck, who was full with food, lost his appetite after seeing Dave flirting with his owner.
“On the other hand, there was no keen intimacy between the dog and the man. The one was the toil slave of the other, and the only caresses it had ever received were the caresses of the whiplash and of harsh and menacing throat sounds that threatened the whiplash.” It is also thought that the wolf only stayed around the man for his food or supplies while another theory is that the wolf has a loyal side to it. All in all this is a story that teaches you to appreciate your surroundings and that the wilderness can be unforgiving and harsh. “The thought of death drove him on, but he ran no more than a hundred feet, when he staggered and pitched headlong.