Call of the Wild Essay

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Call of the Wild The Better Master; Judge Miller or Mr. Thornton The “Call of the Wild,” is a title that reflects many different approaches similar to human living. Buck was a four-year-old half-Saint Bernard and half-Scottish shepherd dog living life with many trials and tribulations. Buck plunges forth into a calling with experiences of living and decides to accept the call of the wild. London’s novel reveals the transformation from a family pet into a vicious dog that embraces his calling into the wild. Human living was expressed through the trials and tribulation of a dog to reveal the way of life by an animal that has many similarities of a human. The Call of the Wild ultimately offers an ambiguous, rather than negative, portrait of Buck’s relationship to humanity (SparkNotes). Buck embraced the difficult and uneasy transformation by digging deep into the fight he didn’t know he possessed Judge Miller was an honorable and well respected family man with kids and several animals living in Santa Clara Valley, California. Buck’s parents were both living with Judge Miller and this was the only home Buck knew for four years. During the four years since his puppyhood he had lived the life of a sated aristocrat; he had a fine pride in himself, was even a trifle egotistical, as country gentlemen sometimes become because of their insular situation (Chapter 1). This was the only life Buck ever knew and he felt respect by the Miller Family. Buck’s life made a transformation after being sold into slavery and working endless amount of hours on dog-sled teams. He endured several different owners and underwent a large amount of physical and mental abuse. Along the path of embracing his calling, his life changed as he defended himself in many different altercations with other animals. He proved to himself and many others his ability to be a leader and a fighter. As the

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