As Jim Rohn once said, “It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future...it is what you do about what happens that counts.” Buck, the main character in the novel The Call of the Wild, is a victim of life 's many unexpected obstacles. From domesticated and tamed to wild and primitive, the transformation of Buck from beginning to end is a result of nature and nurture combined. Nature, his genetic makeup, proves to be the most dominant in his development of becoming a free creature of the wilderness. Throughout his journey, Buck benefits greatly from his physical structure, genetic memory, and natural instincts.
Natural selection played a big role in Buck’s fate. As demonstrated by the author, when describing Buck’s demeanor, “He alone endured and prospered, matching the husky in strength , savagery and cunning,” (28). The theory of natural selection says that all who are prosperous will thrive. Many generations have passed before him, so Buck inherits only the genes and traits beneficial to him. Buck’s genetic makeup contributes to his …show more content…
For further illustration, as stated by psychiatrist Darold Treffert, “Genetic memory...is complex abilities and sophisticated knowledge inherited,”(Treffert). Genetic memory allows one to get in touch with former skills, and listen to formerly acquired instincts. When Buck was forced into the wild, in the beginning his actions and choices were based off of common sense. However, once his journey progresses, he becomes more in touch with his former wisdom and lets himself be guided by the Call of the wild. Nurture provides events that every human being has to go through. Nonetheless, it does not determine what you are as a person, as it is your final decision that will do so. The connection he has with his ancestors links him to the past, providing him with wisdom and positivity in his
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Nature has always provided man-kind with a sense of self-reliance and inner-peace. Many people have tried to conquer the untamed wilderness throughout history. Some have lived to tell the tale, while others were not so fortunate. In the novel Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless leaves all material possessions behind, and embarks on a quest to find himself and test his endurance.
The suddenness and violence of his capture further emphasize the loss and trauma he experiences. As Buck adapts to his new life as a sled dog, he also experiences the loss of his identity as a domesticated pet. He learns to tap into his primal instincts and becomes more like a wild animal than a domesticated one. This loss of identity is exemplified in Chapter 3, where Buck fights fiercely with the other sled dogs: "He was sounding the deeps of his nature, and of the parts of his nature that were deeper than he, going back into the womb of Time. He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars and over the face of dead matter that did not move" (London
In Call of The Wild, Buck, the main character, is forced to push through treacherous conditions and dangerous situations to achieve his goals, showing his undying perseverance. Buck is able to persevere through everything due to his extreme want to be great at everything he does, no matter the activity. He never gives up, even through tough circumstances, and this results in his pulling a ton with his own strength, and leading his team through the perilous slopes of the Yukon. “He was beaten (he knew that); but he was not broken,” (Chapter 1, Paragraph 40).
.Brian ’s winter by: Gary Paulsen and call of the wild by: Jack London. There are three traits that both Brian and buck have here they are.
Buck’s great genes and extensive training have allowed him to become more agile than any foe he is pitted against. So when Jack London is talking about Buck fighting a pack of wolves he say “he was everywhere at once” meaning that buck is so quick to strike that there is nowhere that the wolves aren’t vulnerable. The inclusion of this hyperbole gives us a sense of how Buck has evolved from a simple house dog to a wild killer of great strength.
Their first struggle was the case of not having any money for food. Buck was low on food because his owners didn’t have the money to buy nice food for the dogs. In comparison, my father didn’t always have the money to get food and had to salvage the food he already had. Another comparison is how both Buck and my father had to adapt to the new life thrown at them. Buck becomes a leader whether that is with his dog sled team, or his wolf pack.
What is Success? suc·cess səkˈses/ noun the accomplishment of an aim or purpose It has always been said that nothing worth having comes easy. Chris McCandless, the protagonist of Jon Krakauer’s novel, Into the Wild, learned that sometimes being successful costs everything, including life itself. Chris was a young adventurer who loved to explore the world and all of the beauty it had to offer.
Many individuals are able to succeed because they are willing to fight for what they want. Doing this they are shoulding perseverance. Perseverance in other words means to not give up. The novel “Call of the Wild” Buck shows perseverance by not giving up his leadership throughout the book when he got his new owners and new sled dog teammates. Even though he had to fight to keep his leadership, Buck never lost the leadership.
In the novel of the Call of the Wild, Buck tried to adapt to his new and difficult life. He was forced to help the men find gold; he experienced a big transformation in him. At the end, he transformed into a new and different dog. Buck went through physical, mental and environmental changes. In my essay, I talked about how Buck was like at the beginning, what he changed into, and how he was forced to adapt his new environment, and underwent these changes.
When the young Chris McCandless set off into the wild in April 1992, many people were unsure of whether or not he would make it out alive. Unfortunately, Chris died in the Alaskan wilderness and captured the attention of a curious writer. Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild, was very intrigued by what had caused this young man headed to a life of future and promise to leave everything behind to pursue a life of hardship. In the book Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer uses letters, testimonies, analogies, anecdotes, and language to help divulge why Chris McCandless turned his life upside down and was more happy with his life after doing so. “Here is a copy of my final transcript.
The difference in climates and environment creates different obstacles and things that have to be learned in order to survive in the wild(Napierkowski). Besides just the setting he also had to face the wild. A theme of the story is civilization vs. the wild. His life was changed over a period of time. The title itself says “The Call of the Wild”.
More characters of this story would be Spitz, the dog-sled leader that didn’t like Buck and died to him after trying to kill him. Another character would be Curly, a dog who took a liking to Buck ,but in the end died to mysterious odds. Some themes associated with the story are Primitivity, Knowledge and Wisdom, Suffering, and Perseverance. (Shmoop Editorial Team) The call of the Wild being a good book also had some controversies.