Essay/Term paper: The call of the wild
Essay, term paper, research paper: Cliff Notes
The Call of
the Wild has a very interesting plot. It is centered around a
St. Bernard and Scotch Shepard mix, named Buck. At
home, which was a large house called Judge Millers Place,
in the sun kissed Sanata Clara Valley, he ruled over all dogs.
Buck was Judge Miller's inseperable companion, until a man
named Manuel, who was the one of the gardener's helpers,
commited a treacherous act. Manuel, to cover his Chinese
lottery gambling debts, stole Buck from his sound sleep and
brought him to a flag station called College Park. There, the
exchanging of money took place. It was simple. Manuel
needed money to pay off his gambling debts, and Buck was
a prime candidate. Buck was loaded onto an express car to
Seattle. When he got there, he was bought by two men
named Perrault and Francois. He was loaded onto a ship
called the Narwhal and tooken to the Yukon, where he was
to be trained as a sled dog. There were other sled dogs that
Buck came to know well, each with their own unique
personality. After only a short time of training, Buck was a
sled dog, traveling with the team of huskys and mix breeds
from Dyea Beach, to the town of Dawson. After several
trips with Perrault and Francois, Buck was traded to a know
nothing, gold seeking family. they knew nothing, or hardly
nothing, about managing a sled team. There trip began with a
very bad start. The family had loaded up their wagon with
too much unneded baggage, and it was top heavy. as the
dogs began to pull away and pull around a curve, the
baggage tipped over along with the sled and thus the
unnecessary baggage was discarded, and the trip was barely
completed because of harsh weather, inadequate supplies,
and poor management skills of the dog handlers. All except
a man that went by the name of John Thornton, perhaps the
only sane one in the group. After on e of the men repeatedly
beat on a dog, Thornton became enraged. He threatened to
kill the man, and shortly after, he unhooked the beaten Buck
from the sled, the rest of the family left John Thornton. A
few minutes later, the rest of the family that left thornton
behind fell through some cracked ice and drowned. That left
Buck and Thornton to fend for themselves. the time of this
book is in the great gold rush era in the Yukon and Alaska.
The rest of the book concludes what happens to Buck and
John Thornton and some of the extrordinary times they have
together. I think you will enjoy this book because it is full of
adventure. Not once did i want to put the book down. Call
of the Wild is a book that more truly represents but does not
actually depict what the gold rush era was really like for the
people and the dogs who toiled through the harsh Yukon
Territory. That, in itself, makes the book more interesting to
read. I also think you will enjoy reading this book because it
is a classic, and written by Jack London, whose prior
achievements speak for themselves. This respect towards
the author allows you to focus more on the text and not the
credibility of the author. The final reason i think you will
enjoy this book is that it tells about the goods and bads of
wilderness life. it doesn't just lean to one side.
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