How Does Buck Change Throughout The Call Of The Wild

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8T In the fictional novel Call of the Wild by Jack London intro by Avi describes a character in the story known as Buck, a one hundred forty pound tidewater shaggy dog During Buck’s extravagant adventure he encounters many challenges that he faces both mentally and …show more content…

His character changes from loyal and king of his domain to scared and bloodthirsty and barbarous and he’s no longer king. Buck was also extremely adaptable, and able to adjust himself to changing conditions. Buck was intelligent, and able to learn quickly from both observation and experience. Buck was Introduced to survival of the fittest, Buck was able to immediately discern what the most expedient course of action was in a given situation, and was able to perform accordingly. Although his spirit remained strong throughout, Buck, when confronted by a man with a club, was too wise to rebel when he knew it was impractical.Buck had strong natural instincts; "the dominant beast was strong in him Once he was forced to learn to survive in the new order, his dead instincts became alive again". Buck's sight and scent became remarkably keen;his hearing developed acuteness. The need to survive awakened and the old tricks which they had stamped into the heredity of the breed;came to him without effort or discovery taken to a man in a red sweater, the man with the club is king, he's in control. Buck was constantly lunging and fighting with the man in the club. But Buck knew he could never win. So he backed down and obeyed without a fight, even though he was beaten he was not broken. Buck was mentally strong and was being loyal to himself; when he backed down knowing right from …show more content…

Buck was unsure of these strange figures at first. Because from his observations these people had no idea of what they were doing. These people pushed the team back along the trail with it seemed like a 1000 pound sled plus the women who couldn't carry herself throughout the harsh weather and miles. When they could barely pull the sled they would get beaten with a whip or club. But Buck never let that get to him his power was in his head and he knew he'd have to keep trying in order for the pain to stop. And that's exactly what he did he not only pulled a giant sled but he pulled the rest of the team he kept them going. He kept them all in line and picked them up on their feet. But at last when they stopped at a man's house named john Thornton that was it. As the sled stopped buck fell to the ground powerless. He felt as of he were floating and if he weren't alive anymore. And when the time came to get back up, Buck watched every dog crawl to their feet with multiple attempts. But Buck just laid there with the power of thinking enough was enough and he didn't move. Hal was beating him with the club so Buck could get up but still he didn't move, he just laid there feeling less; he could no more feel the pain from the strikes of the club and he was in his power to give up. He

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