This story is about a half St. Bernard, half sheepdog named Buck, who lived on a farm in California, until one day he was kidnapped and sold to dog traders to match the growing need for sled dogs to try to find gold. These dog traders beat him and cursed him until they broke his ways and proved their point. The traders put Buck in a crate and sent him by rail road to a couple of mail carriers working for the government, Perrault and Francois. When Buck arrives at Canada, he is surprised by the cold weather and harsh environment created by the other sled dogs in the area. Curly, another dog bought by the mail carriers, stepped off the ship and was immediately met by a huskie who wanted to fight him.
So he would find a pack and worked his way to the top. Even if that means by killing and fighting his way up and killing the alpha dog. Just like he did to Spiz, Buck will do anything to be alpha. This is my three reasons why i think the story Call of the Wild thame is struggle for mastery. And that he would do anything to be the master of anything and
The book call of the wild has many different themes, throughout the whole book while I was reading there was one specific theme that really stuck out to me and that was “Survival of the Fittest.” There is many reasons I say this is because the whole book Buck is conquering different obstacles. This book also reminds me of the book “The Hunger Games” the theme is similar to the book “ The Call of the wild,” because they both go by the universal theme as the “Survival of the Fittest.” The reason I say that the book “Call of the Wild” has the universal theme is survival of the fittest because Buck went through a lot of things in his life. Buck was kidnapped from Santa Clara when he was young and then taken to the harsh wilderness of the klondike. Buck did very well in the klondike he was very well suited for that environment, he was more in shape and ready for that environment than the other dogs that was there also. In chapter 1 page 6 it says “But Buck was neither house-dog nor kennel-dog.
Jack London’s “The call of the wild” has a prominent place in the canon of American literature. Even though the novel is primarily the story of a dog named Buck, the book distinguishes itself from other animal adventures in its display of philosophical depth. An analysis through an eco-critical lens, narrowing it down to wilderness, the paper attempts to explore the portrayal of wilderness and the influence of wilderness on the lives of both the human and non- human beings in the novel. Buck, uprooted from a comfortable civilized life of the sun kissed Californian estate struggles as a sled dog in the Canadian wilderness. The wilderness is an uncaring cruel world where only the strong live.
In Jack London’s classic book The Call of the Wild, Buck finds out that in the wilderness it is always kill or be killed, Buck is challanged by Animals, Nature, and People. Buck must learn how to defend himself and be a leader as a sled dog will he achieve his goal of being a king again? At the beginning of the book buck realizes he needs to defend himself in order to live because life is “kill or be killed”. Buck learns this because he is beaten, placed at the end of the sled and he is not leader. This was all different at judge Miller's Place he was respected and treated like a king.
In the book Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer he adds lots of his experiences and his thought. Chris states that “It is the experiences, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God
Call Of the Wild is a short adventure novel and set in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character of the novel is a dog named Buck. The story opens at a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley of California when Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. He progressively reverts to a wild state in the harsh climate, where he is forced to fight to dominate other dogs. By the end, he sheds the veneer of civilization and relies on primordial instinct and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild.
For instance, He kills a black bear, two wolverines, then stalks and kills a moose, all just to kill. This proves that Buck has no limits to his love for killing. Later on, John Thornton and his partners Hans and Pete, show their love for gold. Even though they have already found enough gold to last a lifetime, they continue to search. This proves how much love gold, enough to where they don't know what to do with it.
In order for Buck to solve the dilemma of his existence, a dilemma created by modern fates. It was necessary for Buck to shed his “domesticated generations” and become a dominant primordial beast.” Like modern men, Buck was thrown out of paradise much further than east of Eden, by forces unknown to him, beyond his control, and rooted in the industrial world, forces tied into men finding “a yellow metal in the North Because Manuel was a gardener’s helper whose wages did not lap over the needs of his wife and divers small copies of himself.” By the third chapter, Buck has learned, in an unconscious way, all the tricks of survival. London was a wise teacher, does not end the story, with a quick and successfulness fight against Spitz, Buck’s assumption