The Law In George Orwell's The Call Of The Wild

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“Kill or be killed, eat or be eaten, was the law; and this mandate, down out of the depths of Time, he obeyed”(Call of the Wild 6.44). The law is the law of club and fang, the depths of time is its lineage, and the he is Buck. Buck was a good natured and peaceable southland dog before his abrupt removal from civilization. The law of club and fang was taught to Buck by a man in a red sweater. Once this man in the red sweater had beaten Bucks every will to be dominant out of him, for Buck wanted desperately to be the dominant, he learned that a man with a club is never an equal opponent. The purpose of this lesson was to show who was master and who was mastered. Buck learned his place, “A man with a club is a law-maker, a man to be obeyed, but not necessarily conciliated”(Call of the Wild 1.6). “They were savages, all of them, who knew no law but the law of club and fang”(Call of the Wild 2.8). The law of club and fang is the law…show more content…
But does the law of club and fang have anything to do with today's communities and people? It is tempting to say that no it is not relevant in today's societies, but then what does one say about the people who have carefully worked to rule over other people. There are people that physically fight, though with rules, but the main idea is to win. To be dominant. So yes, the law of club and fang is in a sense relevant to people now. People like to think that we are so refined that somehow we have gotten over our human nature and sin. That somehow people of this day and age are so different from those in the past. But then why are there people who will do anything for a better position, clawing their way up society's ladder just so they can rule over someone else. As history has repeated itself time and time again, it is clear that humans have not changed much and that some still obey, whether aware of it or not, the law of club and

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