Buck has a typical dog to human love, but with John Thornton Bucks love is undying and painstaking. When Buck takes John Thornton’s hand into his mouth and give a long squeeze with his teeth it is ... ... middle of paper ... ...other as well as an desire for each other’s love. John Thornton gave Buck the freedom to roam the forests and gain the deep internal knowledge he needs to survive in the forest, allowing Buck to continue the primitive figure in the seeming infinite north. The caveman like John Thornton saves Bucks life and allows him to continue out his life as a primitive force, one of the highest regarded ways to live life. Throughout The Call of the Wild there are many examples themes, symbols, and personification as well as two main characters that are the exemplar of primitiveness.
Candy, a major representation of loyalty and sacrifice, is an old rancher who has a dog, which is very old. Some of the ranchers who stays with Candy cannot even think of what keeps Candy from killing the dog who "...stinks like Hell"(35) and is "...all stiff with rheumatism"(44). Since Candy had his old sheepdog ever since it was a puppy, Candy does not want the ranchers shooting his dog to death because Candy's loyalty to the dog keeps Candy from wanting to sacrifice his lifelong partner, the dog. This is portrayed in the quote "Well-hell! I had him so long.
These qualities combined make him a strong dog that is able to become the single survivor of his pack. Buck’s intelligence allows him to become the only member of his pack to become strong and smart enough to survive. He has a gut feeling that there is danger just up ahead and realizes that his pack is not strong enough to handle it. He rebels against Hal, refusing to get up even when he was dying from the beatings. As soon as he was out of harm’s way, he did not help the rest of the dogs break loose from their lashings, but instead sits quietly watching them.
In the end, however, he must choose between the master he loves or the wildness he belongs in. The novel starts on Judge Miller’s property in Santa Clara Valley. Buck is the king of his domain and everyone knows it - from the lowly house dogs to the Judge’s sons. However, a gardener with a gambling problem soon ends Buck’s relaxed life. He sells Buck in order to obtain more money; Buck is sent west to be a sled dog and is cruelly mistreated along the way.
Despite losing everything, including his family, friends, and part of his sanity, Robert still opens up to Anna and Ethan with welcoming arms and lets them at his resources. By showing these two travelers the same love he would show his family, Neville proves that he can use this crucial trait to survive in the post apocalyptic future. As Neville continues to survive in this partially destroyed world, he shows his ability to love through rescuing his dog from a building full of dark seekers and accepting two wary travelers with open arms, by doing these things, Neville shows that he can be a bright light in a world without
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.
Buck, along with other dogs, was purchased by Francois and Perrault, dispatchers for the Canadian government, and transported by ship to Alaska. Buck soon came to respect his French Canadian masters. But life among the dogs was savage; no law existed but that of fang and force. The first day, Buck looked on as one of his shipmates, downed in a fight, was savagely killed by the anxious pack of dogs. Thus he learned that in the event of a fight, he must always stay on his feet.
All this shows how Robert probably has been degraded and suppressed throughout his whole life. Later in the story Saro-Wiwa tells that Robert never misses a chance to exercise the power he has over his family. This type of pathological behaviour is common among people with an inferiority complex, something Robert is very likely to have attained, due to the treatment he has received. Later when the dog is introduced to the story, Robert has enlightenment and reveals to us and to himself his place in the hierarchy. He had always thought himself above them, but now discovers he is down with the dogs.
(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.
The last words his owners whispered to his ears were, “Look, I don't know where you're going from here, but you remember this: you’re a great dog, Marley. You are a great dog.” (106:08-106:19). The way the director depicted the last scene was so emotional. The audience and character felt the same pain an... ... middle of paper ... ...en an owner and its pet, a couple, and family. In the movie, Marley & Me, love was shown in a different manner, but it was a strong bond of love that no one could break.