Mastery is attained only through the separation from a pack mentality. Throughout the narrative, Buck is a part of a group of dogs serving men. When John Thornton cuts Buck loose from the brutal torture of his masters, he is also setting Buck free from a pack mentality. Even when Buck serves his new master Thornton with total devotion and love, he has a growing attraction to the wild. His eagerness for a solitary life in the wild overcomes him eventually that takes him back to the wild.
“The Dominant Primordial Beast” “Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself” (Chinese Proverb). In The Call of the Wild, others give Buck the knowledge of how to survive in the wild, but Buck learns to master the wild on his own. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London, is a story about a dog named Buck who goes from a pampered house dog to a primitive wolflike beast who belongs and thrives in the wild. Buck starts out at Santa Cruz, living a luxurious and aristocratic life. The gardener kidnaps him and sells him to people looking for sled dogs to bring men to the north so they can dig for gold.
Everyone even animals have to persevere in life and it takes faith and traits to get through the tough times. 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. Whenever Buck would disobey he would get striked hard on his body with a club.
“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 and Spitz were rivals from the start.Spitz was the lead dog and Buck greatly wanted that spot.Buck finally thought he was going to be better than Spitz, but Spitz had another plan.An example of when buck struggled for mastery is when the dog pack was chasing after the rabbit and
Given being the keyword, as all the dog did was follow passed down genetic information and acted upon it, such as when it fell into the ice and bit off the forming ice on its paws, “it did not know this. It merely obeyed the mysterious prompting that arose from the deep crypts of its being” (London 632). Nature provided these promptings, not because it favored the dog over the man, but simply because the dog’s ancestors were native to the environment the two were struggling through. It was pure luck and obedience on the dog’s part when faced with a force greater than itself that led to its survival, nothing more; nature has no favorites, survival of the fittest is completely
Anything even small or large animals must persevere to achieve their goals. 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 .
When Frank Miller, a criminal who was sent up to jail by Kane, returns for revenge, Kane must find help to protect himself and the town from Miller. “The Most Dangerous Game” takes place in the 1920’s and follows the story of a hunter named Sanger Rainsford after he falls off of the
If there 's a beast, we 'll hunt it down! We 'll close in and beat and beat and beat-" (p.114) once again jack is sepaking of thr beast again, he is convincing the boys that there absolutely is a beast and that he can protect them by hunting it. Meanwhile piggy dose not belive there is a beast, jack continues to shove the fear of the beast down everyones throats and manipulating the boys so he can gain more power and control over the
Crispin, The Cross of Lead is about a boy in the 14th century. His mother just died and he has been chased out of his village. He has also been declared a “wolf’s head” which means that anyone can legally kill him. He meets a traveling jester named Bear and he takes care of Crispin. They make their way to a big city and then Bear meets with a few other people.
Throughout the novel of London’s, Buck is faced among many other dogs, and the competition to survive is exceptionally heavy. He eventually continues to adapt to the surroundings, and he knows there is only one way to survive, you must kill or get killed. An example that Jack London uses the motif of Violence to support the theme of survival of the fittest, is when Buck