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Jack London The Call Main Characters Buck John Thornton Buck Buck is a big, strong four-year old half- Saint Bernard and half-Scottish Shepard dog. Buck is a smart and kind dog. Buck is loyal to his owner, John Thornton. He is a brave dog that saves John multiple times. Jenny Weng
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Stephanie Kawamura John Thornton is a kind and loving man. John is a brave man who risks his life to save Buck from getting killed by Hal. John takes care of Buck with love after rescuing him. John Thornton Main Characters The main conflict in this story is how Buck will learn how to adapt to the wild and please his new masters. Since he was so used to being a house pet he needs to bring back the primitive side of him once again. Without learning how to adapt, he will not survive for long. Conflict Climax The climax appears when John Thornton saves Buck from Hal's cruelty. We chose this event as the climax because afterward, a strong bond forms between Buck and John. Later on John makes a big impact on Buck's life. Resolution The resolution of the story is when Buck decides to cut off any ties with the human race after John dies, realizing that he does not need man to survive. After, he becomes one with his true nature, a wild wolf. He reunites with another wolf he had befriended earlier in the forest calling him his wolf brother and joins his pack. Love and Trust Creates a Strong Bond Work Cited http://wolfkugyaybackup.webs.com/ (background)
www.boston.com Setting Theme Who?/What? Buck Buck saved John Thornton multiple times. For example, when John gets caught in a high current river, Buck jumps in and tries to pull him out of the current and get him to safety. What Action? Since Buck saved John Thornton multiple times, John also saves Buck when he is in danger. Why? Per.2
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April 29, 2013 Direct/ Indirect Characterization 5th Major Event 5 7 6th Major Event 7th Major Event 6 8th Major Event 8 9th Major Event 9 10th Major Event 10 1st Major Event 2 2nd Major Event 3rd Major Event 3 4 1 Major Events Buck, a former house pet, evolved into a sled dog after being introduced to other sled dogs. Being exposed to the wild, he is soon accustomed to it and realizes that he was meant to be a wild wolf. Book Recommendation Figures of speech "His furry coat shone with the sheen of silk." (pg. 111) This is an example of a metaphor. Figuratively the author means that Buck's fur was soft and smooth. Literally he meant that Buck's fur was silk like on clothing. "They're weak as water..." (pg. 77) This is an example of a simile. Figuratively it means that the sled dogs were really weak. Literally it means that they were actually water. "Buck's first day on the Dyea beach was like a nightmare." (pg. 23) This quote is an example of a simile. Figuratively this is comparing Buck's day being bad like a nightmare. Literally this means that his day was a nightmare that was in his head. "Time was flying, and they should have been on the trail an hour gone." (pg. 60) This quote is an example of a metaphor. The author figuratively meant that the time was going by so fast. Literally he meant that the time was actually flying. "Eh? Wot I say? I spik true w'en I say dat Buck two devils." (pg. 58) This quote was told by Francois and is an example of dialect and metaphor. The author was trying to make Francois figuratively say that Buck was strong, powerful, and menacing and used dialect to show the way he spoke. Literally this meant that he was the devil. This story takes place during the Klondike Gold Rush. Buck lived in the Santa Clara Valley in California. He was pampered and treated as a king. Later, Buck is kidnapped and taken away to Alaska. In a few days he is bought and shipped to the Yukon-region of Canada. Buck is hit with the unfamiliar cold, hunger, and starvation in the wilderness. "Thornton's command cracked out like a pistol- shot." (pg. 113) This is an example of a simile. Jack London figuratively meant that his voice was loud and scary. Literally it meant that his voice was a gun-shot. Buck is stolen by the assistant's gardener, Manuel, and is bought by a stranger. He is taken to a small backyard in Seattle somewhere very far from his Santa Clara Valley home. Buck is bought by two French-Canadians named Perrault and Francois. He and several other dogs are taken to Dyea Beach, which is in the Yukon. Buck and Spitz, the leader of the sled-dog team, fight to the death. Buck becomes the new leader of the sled-dog team. 4th Major Event Buck and Spitz, the leader of the sled-dog team, fight to the death. Buck becomes the new leader of the sled-dog team. Buck turns out to be a more effective leader than Spitz. Tone and Mood The weary sled-dog team is sold to a man, a Scotch half-breed. The already exhausted dogs run nonstop for thirty days, covering more ground than any of them ever had. The remaining dogs are sold to two inexperienced men from the United States, Hal and Charles. There is also a women with them named Mercedes. The dogs are abused by Hal. The plot of this story is about how a pampered dog turns into a sled dog who is not treated nicely. The story was quite interesting yet emotional. The author's writing style was unique and fun. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading and anyone who likes adventurous books. John Thornton, an experience woodsman, saves Buck from being beaten to death by Hal. The rest of the sled-dog team drop into a hole in the ice and drown. John Thornton made a bet about Buck's strength, telling the other men that Buck could pull a 1000 pounds for a hundred yards. Buck amazes everyone by proving that he can. John Thornton, Hans, Pete, Buck, and six other dogs head toward the East, searching for the Lost Cabin, an abandoned cabin that is rumored to have pounds of gold. Buck goes away on a hunting spree and makes friends with a wild wolf. They hunt together for several days. Buck returns from a short hunt and to his horror, learns that a tribe of Yeehat Indians killed his beloved master and friends. Buck avenges John Thornton and murders more than half of the Yeehats. Then,he follows the wolves into the forest and answers to the call of the wild. The tone of this story is thoughtful. The author shows us when he writes about how other dogs are feeling instead of just Buck. On page 38, "He was crying with sheer rage and eagerness as he circled back and forth for a chance to spring in."

The mood of this story is very unpredictable. London creates a mood where we might see anything happen. For example, on page 94, "They saw Charles turn and make one step to run back, and then a whole section of ice gave way and dogs and humans disappear." The author uses both direct and indirect characterization to describe the characters in the book. Direct Characterization "Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego." (page 7) Indirect Characterization "And then, suddenly, without warning, uttering a cry that was inarticulate and more like the cry of an animal, John Thorton sprang upon the man who wielded the club." (page 92) of The Wild
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