Comparison Of London's White Fang And The Call Of The Wild



Two of Jack London's most famous stories were The Call of the Wild and
White Fang. Though they are completely unrelated stories they have many
similarities that I found unique. Along with many similarities in the plot
there were many similarities in the characters, human and animal, which
make these two stories the topic of this paper. "Jack London was both an
outdoors-man and a writer and that combination was what made his novels so
realistic."(Walcutt 124). Jack London born on January 12, 1876 finished his
second novel, The Call of the Wild, in 1904 that was his most famous novel.
Two years later he finished another of his most famous novels White Fang.
His inspiration for these novels ...

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natural instinct that animals have to be free in nature. The main
characters in this story are Buck the four- year-old half Saint Bernard and
half-Scottish shepherd, John Thorton and the Scottish half-breed. Buck
was stolen from his home in California during the gold-rush in the Klondike.
Dogs were a necessity and considering the size of Buck he had the makings
of a great sled-dog. Buck, being thrown into a totally different
environment, encounters such problems such as, how to stay warm by
burrowing into the snow to sleep, how to survive the lack of daily meals,
and how to rely on his native and natural instincts. Buck soon becomes one
of the most dominant dogs on the sled team. After living like a wild,
independent animal for weeks upon weeks he soon learns to fend for himself.
He becomes more familiar with killing animals for food and the primordial
beast inside him begins to take over. He is no longer a domesticated animal
but a wild dog. He soon becomes the leader of his ...

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