Buck In The Call Of The Wild

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Throughout Jack London's The Call of the Wild there is a lot of human characteristics given to animals. As London continues the story, he explains the dogs introduced as if they were humans. In this case Buck, the main character is shown in a way as if he is one of us. London shows his reasoning for the use of anthropomorphism throughout the story using Buck's actions and feelings. Every story has a main character and unlike many this one is a dog named Buck. As explained in the story, Buck is a St. Bernard and Scotch sheep dog mix weighing one hundred and forty pounds. Buck's features may remain, but his personality goes through a transformation along his journey. To begin with, Buck lived in the Santa Clara Valley standing at the side of Judge Miller. At this point Buck was pampered as if he was royalty. Dogs would occasionally come and go howling upon arrival to claim domestic standing. Despite there being other dogs around Buck was still at the top of them all. It was obvious that Buck was neither "a house dog nor kennel dog." In the presence of Judge Miller, he and Buck shared the bond of loyalty having everything he could ever want. Little did he know, he would soon have it all taken away from him.…show more content…
The gardener, Manuel, sees the Judge's time away as an opportunity. Manuel takes no time to waste, he forcefully removes the dog from his home. This was the start of a new, cruel life for Buck. He had been sold the moment Manuel took action. Buck's pride was damaged, if not already beaten out of him by the men who found physical abuse amusing. Buck's kidnapping and entrapment is, in a way, his first stepping stone to becoming "The Dominant Primordial Beast." What he had experienced while traveling to his unknown destination slowly dragged Buck closer to the wild. He grew stronger accepting the events of starvation and

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