Call Of The Wild : Buck 's Life

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Throughout Call of the Wild, Buck’s life changes drastically. Buck began his life as a simple farm dog. He ruled the plantation, and everything on it was in his command until he is dognapped and sent to a new challenging environment. When he was transported to the North, he quickly learned that he had to fight to be the dominant dog. Throughout his life he meets many people, yet each person’s relationship with him is extremely different. Buck is first the judge’s dog, then he becomes Francois’s and Perrault’s sled dog member, and the last person he is owned by is John Thornton. From the beginning of Buck’s life, he is owned by Judge Miller. He is not like any other dog on the plantation because he is neither house dog nor kennel dog. Jack London states “The whole realm was his. He plunged into the swimming tank or went hunting with the Judge’s sons; he escorted Mollie and Alice, the Judge’s daughters, on long twilight or early morning rambles; on wintry nights he lay at the judge’s feet before the roaring library fire; he carried the Judge’s grandsons on his back, or rolled them in the grass, and guarded their footsteps through wild adventures down to the fountain in the stable yard, and even beyond, where the paddocks were, and the berry patches. Among the terriers he stalked imperiously, and Toots and Ysabel he utterly ignored, for he was king- king over all creeping, crawling, flying things of Judge Miller’s place, humans included.” (p. 12) Buck feels like he was born

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