Buck is finally ‘at home’ when he finds the great timber wolf pack and runs with them, leading and understanding life. Jack London also uses personification throughout The Call of the Wild. Buck the dog is given many human qualities, mainly because the book is a biography of him. The main personification trait that Buck experiences is the feeling of love towards John Thornton. Buck has a typical dog to human love, but with John Thornton Bucks love is undying and painstaking.
As a dog, Buck has his own characters, psyches, emotions and thoughts, he accomplished his conquer not only through strength but also wisdom. Consequently, I was extremely fascinated and charmed by him. To some extent, what was written in the story does have their reflections in the reality. There are certainly cruel competitions in the current society, in order to achieve one’s long-dreamed aims, one also have to fight bloodily. However Buck’s courage, striving, patience and persistence inspired me.
The book I selected to read during this semester is the literary classic The Call of the Wild, a 1903 novel by award-winning author Jack London. I chose to read this story because it is a classic novel and the heroic tone of the novel appealed to me. The novel tells of an initially pampered dog, Buck, and the progression of his tendency to revert to the inner instincts of fierce violence and extreme competition instilled in him. In the process, Buck goes through several different masters before finally landing with the right one. The Call of the Wild is made interesting by the literary devices used in the novel, the simple and robust tone used by London, and the process that the protagonist Buck undergoes in reverting back to his instincts of surviving in nature within him, being “called to the wild.” Firstly, the story begins at a large estate at which Buck resides, owned by a wealthy judge, Judge Miller, in the Santa-Clara Valley.
But White Fang beats the odds and lives to be christened; the Scott family now calls him “The Blessed Wolf”. He lives, because of his extraordinary natural toughness, and his legacy of the wild, thus this shows the great power that is his, the power that he relaxes into love and ease but still keeps ready in case there is need for it in the treacherous world. Most of this book concerns White Fang’s struggles with savage nature, Indians, dogs, and white men.
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