Wild Vs Fire

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This quarter we read two written pieces by the author Jack London. One of the texts is called The Call of the Wild and the other is To Build a Fire. Both of these novels are around the time period of the Yukon Gold Rush. The two novels are also placed in freezing, low temperature weather. In both books The Call of the Wild and To Build a Fire there are many unique similarities and differences that dig below the surface meaning. In the pair of books the social setting is tightly related. They are both in cold, frigid, weather in the Yukon. In the first novel The Call of the Wild on page 17 it states, “The thermometer registering 50 below 0.” The shows that the Alaskan placed environment is bitter cold as the thermometer reads -50 degrees. In this story the freezing dogs trudging through the snow must learn to work through the cold. In the second novel To Build a Fire on page 6 it quotes, “He would kill the dog and bury his hands in the warm body until the numbness went…show more content…
Buck from The Call of the Wild is independent from all others while the dog in To Build a Fire is completely reliant on his master to do everything for him. This quote from The Call of the Wild shows that Buck is independent, “He speedily learned that Perrault and Francois were fair, calm,, and impartial.” this quote was on page 7. This quote explains what Buck learned about his first dog sled masters. Buck quickly picks up that he doesn’t need to rely on his masters and he can do things on his own. On page 2 of To Build a Fire it quotes, “The dog dropped again at his heels, with a tail drooping discouragement, as the man swung along the creek bed.” This shows that the dog wants to see what the man is going to do to decide what he is going to do and always ends up copying exactly what the man does. While Buck and the dog are opposites so are Buck and the
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