Is Buck Good Or Evil Essay

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Is Buck good or evil. This is the main question because there are multiple claims supporting both sides of this opinion. In my opinion, Buck is good because he killed the Yeehats to avenge his beloved master, he killed Spitz to save his fellow teammates, and he hunted and killed in the woods to survive. These are the reasons for why Buck has a good heart and good intentions. Buck is a good hearted dog, and he did what he had to do to survive. He killed the Yeehats, but he did so to try to save his master. He saved John Thornton 's life twice, they had developed a special He did not kill for the fun of it, he killed to avenge his master. These killings were justified because of his good intentions towards the master he loved, John Thornton.…show more content…
Buck was not given an option, it was kill your food and survive, or be killed by an animal needing food. Buck chose to survive by hunting down his food, and killing whatever he needed to survive. Jack London clearly describes this theory, kill or be killed, in the pages of Buck hunting in the woods. "He could feel a new stir in the land. As the Moose were coming into the land, other kinds of life were coming in. Forest and stream and air seemed palpitant with their presence. The news of it was borne in upon him, not by sight, or sound, or smell, but by some other and subtler sense. At last at the end of the fourth day he pulled the great moose down. For a day and night he remained by the kill, eating and sleeping turn and turn about." (London pg. 76) This was not an irrational action, as Buck had no other choice. This is my third reason why Buck is not evil. In closure, Buck is not evil because he killed the Yeehats to avenge his beloved master, he killed Spitz to save his fellow teammates, and he hunted and killed in the woods to survive. These actions are clearly justified as explained in early paragraphs, proving that Buck is most definetly good, not

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