Bucks long and hard life journey can easily be compared to that of Odysseus in The Odyssey by Homer. Buck is sent on a hard journey to find out what kind of work he must really do, and when placed in the hands of countless bad owners he makes the best of the situations just like Odysseus was able to defeat all of the monsters that crossed his path. Buck then returned to a home like setting only to find it difficult for him to fit in from a tough life on the road, how Odysseus was unrecognized by all but his dog. Finally Buck got what he thought was to be ‘home’ with John Thornton until tragedy strikes and Buck finds the wolves. Buck is finally ‘at home’ when he finds the great timber wolf pack and runs with them, leading and understanding life.
By killing Spitz, he gains a supreme air, and in turn an adaptation against the law of the fang. A third example surfaces during Buck's leadership. The fledgling dog, to Francios and Perrault, cannot work up to par for the lead. So Buck conducts himself as a master sled dog, reaching Francios and Perrault's goals, conforming to the team. The group plows through snow reaching at least forty miles a day.
The best chapter of The Call of the Wild is chapter six “For the Love of a Man.” Chapter six is the chapter in which Buck, the protagonist, begins to live with John Thurston. John saved Buck from his masters that were whipping him and clubbing him nearly to death. Nursing Buck back to health, the pair begins to form a bond like no other, a bond of unconditional, passionate, genuine love. The exuberant John always played with the carefree dogs, including Buck, Skeet and Nig. The bond that Buck and John have leaves them inseparable, and letting them communicate from sweet name callings, and gentle biting on the hand to show their affection.
One element of the book one might overlook is White Fang's ability to adapt to any new circumstances and somehow survive. He learns how to fight the other dogs, he learns to obey new masters, he learns to fight under the evil guidance of Beauty and, finally, he learns to love and be tamed by Weedon Scott. In the novel White Fang by Jack London, the main character learns to adapt to its surroundings ultimately leading to his domestication. There are many ways that the wild has influenced White Fang throughout his life. The beginning of this novel gives us one glimpse into the possible "other life" for White Fang.
Above all, I consider it one of the best and fascinating books I’ve ever read. Summery of the book: Buck is a privileged, dignified dog who is taken from his southern Californian home and shipped to Alaska during the 1890's Gold Rush. Along the way, Buck is mistreated by a series of owners, and he learns to survive as a member of a dog sled team. As a result, Buck soon realizes that in these more primitive settings, "the law of club and fang" overrides the rules of civilized society. With each new experience Buck regresses, or reverts to a more primitive state.
The Relationship between Humans and Dogs As the dogs pull the sleigh with all their might through the thick winter snow, they are forced to move forward by the “Law of the Club” in the fictional book, The Call of the Wild by Jack London. In the novel, London describes how a pet dog, Buck, is introduced to the wild. Buck is familiar with the dull boring life in the Santa Clara Valley, but now he is challenged into the wild. The Call of the Wild shows how there is a codependence between humans and dogs, demonstrates how humans take advantage of dogs for their personal needs, and describes how relationships between snow dogs and humans are short. First, London depicts how dogs and humans depend on each other to survive in the Yukon.
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.
They can herd by themselves and where once put out with the herd for months at a time where the rancher left some food, but basically left the dog to fend for himself. If necessary the dog would even fight wild animals. These dogs would bring the herd back to the ranch during the spring months. They are gentle and fearless ... ... middle of paper ... ...wonder these dogs are recognized as the best known working dogs in the world. The numerous kinds of herding dogs are all hard working and responsive.
Thus he learned that in the event of a fight, he must always stay on his feet. Spitz, the sly-eyed and powerful lead dog of the sled team, took pleasure in these disputes. Dogs being slashed to ribbons seemed to amuse Spitz, making Buck hate him from the beginning. Buck came to know his teammates: which dogs were approachable, and which to leave alone. He learned the necessary skills of a sled dog, which included digging under the snow at night for warmth, surviving on far less food than he was used to, stealing food from other dogs, and the knack for pulling a load.
With this discovery, the value of large dogs like Buck escalated dramatically. The dog’s value was due most to their ability to haul heavy sleds through the abundant snow. Unfortunately, Judge Miller’s servant, Manuel steals Buck to sell him to a band of dog-nappers to pay for his accumulating gambling debts. The ring of thieves that bought Buck is gaining a secure banking by trading the dog to northern executives. Buck, who has had an easy life so far, does not adapt well to the terrain as the other canines do.