The story starts in Santa Clara Valley, California where we find Buck, a St. Bernard and Scotch Collie mix. At the moment Buck is owned by a man named Judge Miller; sadly, he’s not owned by him for very long. A gardener’s assistant steals Buck and uses him to pay off a gambling debt. Buck is sent off to Seattle in extremely harsh conditions. He is unfed and taunted the whole time he is in this crate he was shipped in.
They wanted dogs, dogs like Buck. One night, Manuel, the estate's gardener, who felt he was not earning enough to support both his family and his gambling habits, took Buck for a walk to the railroad station. There, money was exchanged, a rope was placed around Buck's neck, and his life in the civilized world had come to an end. For two days and two nights Buck traveled northward in a baggage carrier. Caged, with no food or water, his placid disposition changed to that of a raging fiend.
Buck goes from being the dog in command at Judges Ranch that takes care of kids, hunting with Judge and swimming to a sled dog in very cold harsh conditions carrying hundreds of pounds.How? Well Manuel the gardener likes betting and he sells Buck to a stranger. Buck changes in many ways. One way is that he lost his pride from commander to a obedient dog. Also because he is limited to his normal supply of food and water.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London is one of the most widely read American novels of its time. Buck, a dog in The Call of the Wild, goes through many struggles as he travels through the Yukon searching for gold. Jack London used his background experience to shape the characters and setting while writing The Call of the Wild. Jack London used his own background to write The Call of the Wild. “At the age of ten, Jack was put to work delivering newspapers and setting up pins in a bowling alley, and at fourteen he joined the assemble line of a cannery in West Oakland, handing his wages over to his parents” (Crain).
They overload the sled, beat the dogs, and plan poorly. Halfway through their journey, they begin to run out of food. While the humans bicker, the dogs begin to starve, and the weaker animals soon die. Of an original team of fourteen, only five are still alive when they limp into John Thornton’s camp, still some distance from their destination.
Also, he lost his hand after getting it caught in a piece of machinery, and because of this, is forced to stay behind. In addition, Candy’s age adds to his feeling of uselessness. He looks down at himself as a worthless old man who has but a few years left to live. Candy has only one companion in this story, his dog. Carlson shoots Candy’s dog because it was old, crippled, useless, an... ... middle of paper ... ...s. She is not allowed to talk to anyone but her husband, who spends all of his time in the fields, which makes her feel reclusive and much of an outcast.
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.
They weren’t ready for the journey. Eventually, they ventured into the wilderness Charles, Hal, and Mercedes didn’t know what they were doing and the Huskies were in the anguish because the temperature was sixty below zero. As a result, they had to put down five dogs, which reduced the sled dogs on the team from fourteen to nine dogs. Now Buck and his companions were struggling: they were on the blink of dying from starvation and didn’t have enough
When the train got to the station in Seattle, two men named Perrault and Francois bought him. Then, they put him on a ship called the Narwhal. At this point of the book, I was thinking about the cruelty of animals and how the humans treated them. It was cruel, but I guess they didn’t care. The Narwhal took Buck to the Yukon where he was trained to be a sled dog.
His descriptions show us the world as a wolf-pup. We understand what London means by the "wall of ligh... ... middle of paper ... ...ng to his domestication. White Fang is tamed by love and turns from a savage wolf into a loving and home-keeping dog. However through the incident in San Francisco we can see that White Fang can easily revert back to his old ways. During the ending of the novel an incident occurs when a convict, Jim Hall, breaks into Judge Scott's home to "wreak vengeance" on the man who "railroaded" him into prison.