Call Of The Wild Characters

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Call Of The Wild

Call of the Wild Jack London's thrilling epic tale of adventure and bravery, through the
eyes of a part St. Bernard, part German Shepherd named Buck. Our story opens with the
author describing the lifestyle of this pampered dog on the premises of his master's home,
Judge Miller, in the Santa Clara valley. John London describes a particular gold rush that
transpired in 1897 and it was named the Klondike gold rush. Very early in the story line,
Buck is kidnapped by Manuel, one of the gardener's helpers, who's major weakness was
gambling. Buck was sold to two men named Francois and Perrault. Buck was shipped to Alaska
to serve as a sled dog during the Klondike gold rush. One of my favorite lines in the book
is where John London writes; "Buck's first day ashore was like a nightmare." "Every hour
was filled with shock and surprise." (Page 12) You can see that he is trying to convey how
different his new life is now. Buck was placed among a pack of savage husky, wolf-like
dogs. (Billie, Joe, Sol-leks, Dave, Spitz and Curly are just to name a few. After Buck had
completed his wearisome labor his body had become feeble and weak. (Injuries also added to
this dilemma later on.) The other savage animals that Buck is placed with, live by only
one rule, the law of club and fang. Buck is placed in several predicaments where he must
defend himself against the other savage animals and he is disciplined for it. Buck loved
his 'master', John Thorton who saved Buck's life from Hal, Buck's master, prior to this
event. Following his departure, Buck finds himself in the wild, trusting and depending on
his primal instincts. Learning how to pursue his food is but one of the many milestones in
the book that Buck must overcome. (Jack London describes how Buck hunted down a rabbit for
food. Buck encountered many hazardous situations including almost being viciously attacked
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