The Wild Essay: Buck's Journey With The Wild

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In the late 19th century, the gold rush in the Klondike created a swarm of people getting their share of gold. The Klondike had some of the most intense terrain that was too hard to be traveled by carriage, but too long to be traveled by human. The only other option was by dog sled. Many dogs were in demand to pull the sleds, and a lot were stolen from homes. Buck, a St. Bernard mixed with a Sheepdog, lived on a rich judge’s estate, until the day he was stolen and forced to work. Buck, like many other dogs, was not used to working hard all day and fighting for food, but he needed to do so to survive. The wild took getting used to, but as Buck started to gain strength and dominance, he liked it. There was something about sleeping on the floor of a mansion that did not…show more content…
He has gone from owner to owner; some good, some bad. At the beginning of Buck’s journey to becoming completely one with the wild, he did not like the lifestyle of having to fight for everything. Originally, Buck was used to getting everything from his previous family. The call of the wild that Buck has been feeling was that urge to go deeper into the forest, howler louder in the wolf packs, and fight harder for food and shelter. “Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and as often as he heard this call, mysteriously thrilling and luring, he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire and the beaten earth around it, and to plunge into the forest, and on and on, he knew not where or why; nor did he wonder where or why, the call sounding imperiously, deep in the forest” (62). This quote shows exactly how Buck felt when the wild literally called him. Before this quote Buck was getting used to his life with his favorite master John Thornton. The in-depth description shows that the call was very strong and Buck was extremely close to leaving everything that he had at that moment to become one with the wild. Ultimately, Buck wanted the wild, and he got

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