London’s novella Call of the Wild tells the story of Buck’s transformation from a domesticated pet on a vast Santa Clara Valley estate to the primal beast he becomes in the bitter regions of the Klondike wilderness. London delivers Buck’s journey in several key plot events and uses various settings and narration styles to tell the story in a way that allows a reader to easily become invested in Buck’s character and well-being from the viewpoint of a loyal and lovable pet, as well as, that of a creature returning to its primal roots and ancestry. Settings in Call of the Wild consist of generally harsh and vicious locations, situations previously unknown to Buck, and various hostile persons and dogs. As well as a variety of settings, London
This year’s summer reading options were marvelous. It was a hard choice to choose what book to read, but in the end, I chose The Call of the Wild by Jack London. The Call of the Wild was an adventurous tale about a dog named Buck and his adventures as he was sold into a harsh life of relentless labor in the cold and brutal North. The author of this classic novel, Jack London, was a short-story writer and a prolific American novelist. He was born in San Francisco, California. He was known for his other novels, The Sea Wolf and White Fang. I chose this particular novel because I love reading classic novels and it seemed to be an interesting and exciting story. Finally, this was the novel of my choice because it was recommended to me by my grandma.
McCandless actions are seemed to be motivated from fictional works such as The Call of the Wild, White Fang, “To Build a Fire,” “An Odyssey of the North,” and “The Wit of Porportuk.” From these books, The Call of the Wild by Jack London is his favorite since he idolize the author. Judging from London’s book, McCandless attempts to mimic the life of the main character Buck, a dog who escapes his sheltering world and adapts to the harsh conditions of Canada. The most prominent chapter that depicts the beginning of canine’s journey is Chapter 2, which starts off by displaying his fears and bemusement when confronted with his new home(London 15). This relates to McCandless in a sense that his middle-class upbringing evidently protected him cold
The Call of the Wild by Jack London is a story about Buck, a dog who was a half St. Bernard and half sheepdog. He was living a comfortable life on a California estate when he was kidnapped and shipped to the Klondike region of Canada, due to the discovery of gold.
The Call of the Wild, on the surface, is a story about Buck, a four- year old dog that is part Shepherd and part St. Bernard. More importantly, it is a naturalistic tale about the survival of the fittest in nature. Throughout the novel, Buck proves that he is fit and can endure the law of the club, the law of the fang, and the laws of nature.
Buck, the main character in Jack London’s novel Call of the Wild undergoes drastic change from living in his cozy house in California to trudging the cold and dreary lands of the Klondike. London’s novel describes the life of Buck, a simple housedog who is used as a bet and is then brought to an unfamiliar territory, and an unfamiliar lifestyle. Buck becomes a sled dog, learning as he goes. His life is vastly different from what it was once, and he has to adapt and evolve to his new routine. Along the way, Buck endures new challenges such as his struggle for leadership, his willingness to relinquish power to his owner, and internal struggle of wanting to be both wild and civilized. In Jack London’s novel, Call of the Wild, main character Buck evolves from a domesticated pet, into a wild, power-hungry wildebeest.
The call of the wild is about a dog named buck hat goes through many owners and then goes to the wild and joins a wolf pack. The central idea in The Call of The Wild is the way you treat animals can tell about you and your personality.
He began again to daze off staring at the fire and imagining the hairy man crouched down in the summer sun. The Call of the Wild written by Jack London is an adventure book that follows the life of a once tamed dog known as Buck to a dog that has retrogressed to a more primitive state during the Yukon Gold Rush. Buck who eventually answered the call of the wild had to go through many difficulties to get there.The theme power of the primitive is reinforced by the retrogression of a dog despite the love of mankind.
The will and perseverance of a person can get the through the hardest and most difficult of times. The Call of the Wild is an adventure fiction novel by Jack London. The novel gives and insight into human nature. Set during the Yukon gold rush the Call of the wild tells the story of Buck. Buck ,a dog from Southern California, who is kidnaped and sold on the blackmarket to a sled team in Alaska. Perseverance play a big part in buck’s journey throughout the novel.
In the classic, Call Of The Wild, by Jack London, Buck, a southland dog from California, is sold off to gold seekers during the Alaskan Gold Rush. He is thrust into the brutal and unforgiving life of a sled dog and is vilely treated. Buck then must adapt to the harsh life he has been placed into by learning to fight and survive in order to prosper. Years after he was drafted into the gold rush, he is rescued from his suffering by a man named John Thornton. While bonding with John, Buck is also growing closer to nature. When Buck was out exploring, John’s camp was attacked by indians, and he is killed. Buck then decides to return to the wild and live like his ancestors. The author is highly intentional of the diction used in
Running , fighting, killing. This was Buck's’ new way of life adapted to the harsh winters in the Klondike. In the novel The Call of The Wild by (Jack London). Buck a Saint Bernard Scotch Shepherd was living in the sunny Santa Clara Valley California was taken from his home to be shipped to the Yukon and sold into people's sled dog teams in the wilderness of the Yukon he learns how to fight and the “Law of Club And Fang”. One of the main themes in the book was Survival of the Fittest. In the novel The Call of The Wild the theme Survival of the Fittest is prevalent all throughout the novel the theme is expressed by Buck and all the sled dog team members. This quote was said by Buck while he was watching Curly another sled dog get brutally killed he decided that would not be his fate. “So that was the way . No fair play,once down that was the end of you. Well he would see to it that he never went down”. (London 17). This quote shows that Buck along with many other dogs learn how to survive and to never fall down during a fight,
In the novel The Call of the Wild Jack London describes living through the Yukon Gold Rush through the eyes of a dog, Buck. Throughout the novel Buck went from being the “king of his domain” to being “beaten but not broken”, back to being a real leader and proving he can make it through everything that was thrown into his path. Buck experiences much change in the story, which changes the character that he is and the way he is trekking through life in the Yukon Gold Rush.
In the story The Call of the Wild, a dog named Buck gets taken by his owners gardener and gets sold to a gold miner in the Yukon where at home his was the leader and ruler,
Call of the Wild is a novella written by Jack London that is ironic about life and the way we look at it. We look at life as humans and other things are just living in our world, that nothing else has a say in the world because we do not speak the same languages. Example of this is how we “own” dogs, cats, horses, etc; we do not “own” them, they are their own being with goals of their own. We may not be able to understand what they are saying or what they are thinking, but as London explains throughout his novella, one dog in particular has such high aspirations for himself that he will not quit for anything and his name is Buck. Never giving up on what you want in your life is the real message in this story that is being portrayed through the life of Buck.