The Paradox Of Life In Jack's The Call Of The Wild

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For once Buck learns to adjust, “his development was rapid.” Experience is his teacher, like, Sister Carrie’s or Stephen Crane’s Maggie. But his morality was not questioned by the reader because Buck is a dog. London chooses to ignore the moral implications of Buck’s thievery. For Buck’s “new” way of life was new to him only momentarily, London closes out Buck’s discourse on the law of club and fang. He comments on Buck’s strange awareness of memories of a previous life his ancestors had lived precisely as he has to live in his struggle for survival. The culture of generations of civilizations fell from Scruff Mackenzie, the same process occurs through Buck’s atavism. The domesticated generations fell from him. In vague ways he remembered back To the youth of…show more content…
And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one Is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness of that one alive. This Ecstasy this forgetfulness of living, comes to the artist, caught up and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , expressing itself in movement, flying exultingly under the Star and over the face of dead matter that did not move. (The Call of the Wild.p.37) This formula was characterized by impulse emerging from self-forgetfulness, and individual who partakes does so without reason. In the comment, man and animal become one in this materialistic view. The passage explains Spitz intention to prevent buck as the leader. The fight to death ensures. When Spitz attacks, Buck knows the meaning instantly: In the flash Buck knew it. The time had come. It was to the death. As they Circled about, snarling, ears laid back, keenly watching for the advantage, The scene came to Buck with a sense of familiarity. He seemed to remember It all, - the white woods, and earth, and moonlight, and the thrill of battle. . . . To Buck it was nothing new or strange, this scene of old time. It was
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