Juxtaposition In The Call Of The Wild

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In the Call of the Wild, the author Jack London uses various literary devices to help us the feelings, emotions, and thoughts of characters. One in particular, called Juxtaposition helps us understand Buck’s feelings of ecstasy in chapter 3 and leaves an impact on the reader. In chapter 3, Buck spots a snowshoe rabbit and starts chasing after it, while he does, he feels “a stirring of old instincts" (37) which drives him to ecstasy. The author uses this moment to use Juxtaposition to describe the ecstasy that Buck feels, “And such is paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive” (37). These two phrases completely contrast each other however manage to give us a deeper

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