Book Report On Jack London's "Call Of The Wild"



Can one person fit into three very different categories? In Call
of the Wild, by Jack London, London proves he is an emphatic naturalist.
However, his knowledge of the areas in which the book is set and of the
harsh realities of life show that he also appears to be a regionalist and
naturalist.
London's love for nature is obvious in this novel. The settings
are miraculously vivid with descriptions that could not have just been
made in his head. He describes many different areas over a course of
twenty-five hundred miles. However, not only is regionalism London's area
of expertise. The way in which he gives life to Buck and all the other
dogs is astonishing. The reader comes to ...

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in his heart. At
times, the way in which beatings of the dogs are described makes the
reader want to close the book. Throughout the book, Buck is severely
abused by humans. Upon being taken from his home to learn to be a sled
dog, Buck is beaten senseless for no reason other that to learn to respect
and fear the man in the red shirt. From this experience Buck learns not to
respect, but simply to obey a man with a club. Buck also travels for
twenty-five hundred miles, mostly as the lead sled dog. In this coarse he
becomes so tired that he can barely go on. When this trip is over, he is
sold to three bungling morons for very little due to his poor condition.
When traveling with them, he barely survives as most of the other dogs die
from over exertion and malnutrition. All of these examples show London's
sense of the cruel realities of nature.
This book moved me significantly more than anything else I've ever
read. At times I wanted to jump in and kill the men who were ...

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