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.
Lastly, in Rahim Khan’s final note, he states that Baba was a tortured soul, just like Amir himself (put quote here). Amir always idolized his father, doing almost anything for his father’s love and affection. However, in the end, they were always more similar than he ever thought. Amir’s dream of fighting the same bear as his father demonstrates that he has become like his father, who he previously thought that he was nothing like. When he has the dream, it shows that he is strong enough to seek redemption.
If a man wants to live, he lives most forcefully when he is in the direct presence of death. This is the code hero’s chance–yet again - to prove their coolness, grace, and unwavering discipline to themselves and the world. Timothy Treadwell, while malicious within his actions, maintained the sole goal of being with the bears and fought valiantly until his death. He was playful and arrogant where he should have been timid and smart, his wish to be a bear drove him to live in the Alaskan bush even though it was certain death. He defied death and fought to the bitter end for around two decades–although it was avoidable–Treadwell was overconfident; a code hero legend, and a moral horror.
Once down, that was the end of you” (London, 5). Instead of intimidating Buck, this makes Buck determined to “see to it that he never went down” (London, 5). This lesson of how there is no fairness in the wild, is called the law of club and fang, and it helps Buck immensely in the future when he gets into fights with other dogs. It is very possible that Buck would have died if he had not learnt this lesson. No one else teaches Buck this lesson, he comes to this conclusion on his own.
Atticus shown an enormous amount of courage as well as heroism by dismissing his principles in order to save his county from Tim Johnson by killing him with a single shot. Although Atticus has not fired a gun nor touched it in years, he accepts the responsibility for bringing the sick dog down, knowing that if he misses, disaster will
The boy Gary is poor and lives in the streets. And the dog dirk is found under a fire escape by Gary trying to avoid happy. Here I will tell you about the personality traits about these two best friends. Dirk the dog is very tough because he beats up happy two times. Another character trait is that dirk is very loyal because he will do anything to protect the boy Gary.
Begging. Hoping that this time it’ll be different, that this time they’ll do something right and you’ll love them. You’re just like that, aren’t you, Rach? You’re a dog” (Hawkin 316). By representing Rachel as dog in his head, he was able to greatly insult her with little difficulty as well as make it easier for readers to understand how he feels about her without blatantly stating it.
We can observe that Rooster had true grit because he was determined and unwavering in the face of a challenge greater than him. Rooster did not know whether he would survive, but he knew what had to be done. As if riding into a four bandit mob was not enough, Rooster then made the ultimate act of true grit by sacrificing a part of himself to achieve a greater goal. Rooster showed his concern for animals when “Two wicked boys were sitting on the edge of [a] porch laughing at the mule’s discomfort...Rooster cut the rope with his dark knife and the mule breathed easy again” (126). This was a surprisingly, wonderful gesture done by Rooster because before, he had showed little concern for anything besides himself.
As the alledged son of Baba’s servant he was constantly around Amir and looked up to his cowardly friend the way a dog would. Even as Amir took advantage of him and caused him to fall in the path of danger, Hassan’s devotion didn’t falter and his beliefe that Amir saw him as a friend and would do the same for him was his ultimate downfall. Because he refused to see Amir’s own downfalls Hassan found himself all alone when he faced Assef in that alley way and then later when he faced the men that killed both him and his wife. These qualities that make up Hassan make up a part of all humans but at high levels they become potent to our lives and cause us to stumble blindly in the shadows of others who only have their own interests in
In the beginning of the play Macbeth is described by his sergeant as a brave and courageous warrior that cuts his enemies in half and puts their heads on pikes (1.2.16-21). This gruesome scene displays Macbeth’s courage through his willingness to go into the heat of the battle without fear and do whatever it takes to defeat his opponent. In contrast, near the end of the play, Macbeth fights relentlessly with Macduff to eliminate him once and for all; however he does not not succeed and dies fighting (5.8.27-34). This anticlimactic scene still displays Macbeth’s courage through his stamina and unwillingness to quit, by fighting to the death. Macbeth’s courage is displayed through his skills as a relentless and tenacious
These reviews I have seen are mostly positive. One of the reviews says it should be read and loved by everyone. (Jack London’s Naturalism) The review says this because the story shows a odd but lovable hero that in the end if he believes and tries his best in the end he can achieve his goals and live the life he would want to live. Another review says that it is really good but is not for young animal lovers. (Call of the Wild- Book Review) It says this because in the story the hero has to do some bad things like rip out other dogs or even humans jugulars to save himself or some of his new found friends, but in the end the review still says it is a really good book.
A recurring lesson Buck is taught is the way of club and fang. In this lesson, Buck who is known to be a dominant and powerful dog must learn to be submissive and compliant. Buck learns that a man with a club is likely to demand obedience and able to force Buck to do his bidding. The treatment he receives from this man is unlike any he has seen before. The law of club only refers to the primitive law of nature which reigns in the Klondike.
Shane also teaches Bob the qualities a man should have such as: respect, courage, and how to never back down from a fight but to never go looking for one either. The setting is that of classic cowboy novels. Homesteading, cattle driving, rural America in the state of Wisconsin. The land of Stetson hats and horses, revolvers and farms. This setting definitely enhanced the plot because it made clear the era that the story was taking place.