Buck Essays

  • Buck of Jack London's The Call of the Wild

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    Buck of The Call of the Wild The main character of the novel, The Call of the Wild, is a St. Bernard and Scotch Shepherd mix, named Buck. As I read the book, I found out that Buck can be very loyal and trustworthy to his master, if his master is loyal to him. Also, at times I found that Buck could turn into an enraged beast very easily. At home, which was a large house called Judge Miller’s Place, in the sun kissed Santa Clara Valley in California, Buck ruled over all of the dogs that were there

  • Killing a Ten Point Buck

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    Killing a Ten Point Buck The deer season last fall was my most successful season ever. I have been deer hunting since I was fourteen. Each year I have shot at least one deer, but none were that special because they were all does. This year because I was going to college and wrestling I didn't think I would have a chance to get the big buck. The firearm deer season started on Friday, November 15 1996. This was terrible for me because I had to weigh in at two o'clock for a wrestling meet at

  • Monogamy and Marriage: The Battle Between Biology and the Buck

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    Monogamy and Marriage: The Battle Between Biology and the Buck Monogamy does not imply fidelity (Fisher 63), and marriage does not imply monogamy. To understand this surprising statement, the word "monogamy" must be interpreted in a biological sense, and marriage in a legal sense. In other words, monogamy is just two people in a relationship for their mutual benefit, perhaps involving an extended family and children. Monogamy does not necessarily mean a life-long relationship, but it can, nor

  • Pearl Buck: The Bridge Builder

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    Pearl Buck: The Bridge Builder Humans fear and loathe that which they do not understand. This fact has been true for ages and still exists today. Fortunately, there are people such as Pearl Buck. People like her see the injustice in this simple fact and work to break down the walls of separation between other people. She took on the seemingly impossible task of building a “bridge” across the Pacific Ocean to China from America and broke down many walls through her writings, doing a great service

  • Carrie Buck Case

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    Carrie Buck and her ability to conceive children was taken from her without her consent or knowledge. This decision would not only impact those already affected by unauthorized sterilization, but for those whom would later be sterilized. The Supreme Court’s ruled the sterilization of Carrie Buck to be constitutional on the grounds of it being better for society, better for the individual, and eugenic evidence. Carrie Buck was perceived as being part of the next generation of feeble-minded Bucks after

  • Pearl S. Buck - A Modern Day Hero

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    Pearl S. Buck - A Modern Day Hero Introduction A friend of mine gave me a copy of The Good Earth as a birthday gift. Until then, I had never heard of the literary masterpiece or the author, Pearl S. Buck. The story captivated me. I found myself engrossed in the story of the poor farmer Wang Lung whose love for his land allowed him to overcome many odds including famine, flood and a revolution. Through hard work and dedication, Wang Lung became one of the wealthiest landowners in the Anweih province

  • Buck V Bell Case

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    the lives of the mentally ill for many years. This was known as the case, Buck v Bell, which ruled in the favor of the sterilization of Carrie Buck, who was deemed “mentally unfit” to reproduce (Caldwell 1). Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. ruled that it did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment and quotes that “three generations of imbeciles are enough” (Wright 1). This court case led to an improper decision for Carrie Buck due to a law that negatively impacted the entire United States because it

  • Buck V Bell Case Study

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    US Supreme Court in 1927, in the case Buck v. Bell put a legal example that states can sterilize public institutions inmates (Lombardo, 2009). The argument of the court was that epilepsy, feeblemindedness, and imbecility are hereditary and it was important to the inmates from passing these defects to other generations. May 2nd 1927, the court ordered Buck Carrie, whom it referred as a feebleminded daughter to get sterilization following the 1924 Virginia act of Eugenical Sterilization. Carrie had

  • An Author of Two Worlds: Pearl S. Buck

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    Pearl S. Buck was the “Link between China and America.” (Spurling, 109.) Her rich childhood, filled to the brim with inspiration, led her to a career writing books about her homeland of China to her fellow Americans. After large success, she also became an active member of the civil rights movement and also had her own adoption agency. Persevering through opposition from Christians and Communists alike, the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winner Pearl S. Buck was one of the most influential women in

  • The Essence of Pearl S. Buck´s The Good Earth

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    incredible thing about Buck’s novel is that even though it seems that these concepts would be entirely out of the readers grasp, they are reasonable to the reader while reading. Suddenly they become familiar and almost second nature to the reader, because Buck writes it in a simplistic way so that the reader is drawn into this life, and all of the feelings and thoughts of the simple Wang Lung. For this reason, most readers are in fact able to relate to the story, and its universal nature. The themes in this

  • Domestic Violence: The Tracy Thurman Story

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    beatings and was more horrified each day. When Buck and Tracy got involved she realized that he had a gambling problem. She had confronted him about him losing money while gambling in front of his friends. Buck became furious and punched the door working his way around Tracy. Buck then starts yelling and saying how his mother put a gun to his head and asked Tracy never to leave him. Seeing his vulnerable side, Tracy felt sorry for him. This showed Tracy that Buck had a shattered soul and a sense of humanity

  • Symbolism In The Call Of The W

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    many things in the book. Buck, gold sacks, Mercedes, and others are looked on as symbolic. In this essay, you will find out what these items symbolize. The main character in the book is Buck, a half St. Bernard, half Scotch shepherd dog. In the story, he is betrayed by someone he trusts and is thrown into a harsh world. A world where you must work or be discarded. He adapts to the harsh environment, and soon enough becomes the leader of a wolf pack. Here London makes Buck a symbol of one that reaches

  • Call Of The Wild Character Analysis

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    Call of the Wild: Character Sketch - Buck Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild, we follow a dog named Buck through his journey through the Klondike. We experience a transformation in him, as he adapts to the cold, harsh land where he is forced to toil in the snow, just to help men find a shiny metal. Buck seems to almost transform into a different dog by the end of the book. In this essay, I will go over what Buck was like, how and why he was forced to adapt to his new environment, and what

  • brief comment on the call of the wild

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    journey to the wildness ------ Book report of The call of the wild T he call of the wild is, Jack London's classic 1903 story of Buck, a courageous dog fighting for survival in the Alaskan wilderness, is widely considered to be his masterpiece. Sometimes wrongly considered simply a children's novel, this epic vividly evokes the harsh and frozen Yukon during the Gold Rush. As Buck is ripped from his pampered surroundings and shipped to Alaska to be a sled dog, his primitive, wolflike nature begins to emerge

  • Deer Hunting

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    season) was well under way and this second deer may be a buck. After what seemed like an eternity the second deer came into view. It was a buck, as I had thought, but it was bigger than any deer I had ever seen. My heart began to beat very rapidly and I breathed deeply to try to calm myself. These deer would step into a clearing in a few feet, and I needed to try to be calm to make a good shot. I picked a spot where I thought that the buck would pass and estimated the distance. I guessed the

  • Buck Not Guilty

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    Buck Not Guilty of Charge Case 311, Buck for the murder of Spitz now opened. Buck a innocent Saint Bernard and Scottish Shepherd mix has been falsely accused for the murder of Spitz a mean evil dog. After months of bullying from Spitz a big fight finally broke out, for Buck had no choice but to fight back in self-defense. Spitz had been a treacherous leader of the dog sled team since the beginning. None of the other dogs liked Spitz for good reason too. From day one Spitz was always bullying

  • Call of the Wild Book Review

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    In Jack London’s book “Call of the Wild”, we are taught that anyone or thing can be taken from its surroundings and hurled into a world where one has to learn how to survive. Buck, a domesticated dog from Santa Clara Valley is forced into the Yukon because of mans needs for his strength and durability, to pulling a sled. Buck is faced right off the bat with two choices: Endure and adapt to the ruthless, and savage world he is now governed by, or become a name that is forgotten, and unable to pull

  • Call Of The Wild Analysis Essay

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    Character analysis of Buck Jack London's 1903 classic, Call of the Wild, is an allegory about embracing primitive nature to overcome obstacles. The novel originally takes place on a ranch in California. The ranch is Owned by the Millers and they love their dog Buck. Buck a four year old mutt, part St. Bernard and German Shepard. One night Buck is stolen from the ranch by a worker, and is sold as a sled dog. Buck must face challenges and change as a character in order to survive the unforgiving Alaskan

  • Struggle for Dominance and Mastery in Jack London's The Call of the Wild

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    dog named Buck. Buck was living a peaceful, laxadazical life on a California estate when he is stolen and taken to the Klondike region of Canada, due entirely to the discovery of gold. In a matter of days, Buck's life makes a 180 degree turn when he finds himself in the harsh weather of Canada pulling a sled day after day. All this time, Buck is in a life and death struggle for dominance. Once he finally meets a master of his equal, his life is almost perfect. As life throws its curves, Buck finds himself

  • Call of the Wild

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    Call of the Wild BUCK, A POWERFUL DOG, half St. Bernard and half sheepdog, lives on Judge Miller’s estate in California’s Santa Clara Valley. He leads a comfortable life there, but it comes to an end when men discover gold in the Klondike region of Canada and a great demand arises for strong dogs to pull sleds. Buck is kidnapped by a gardener on the Miller estate and sold to dog traders, who teach Buck to obey by beating him with a club and, subsequently, ship him north to the Klondike. Arriving