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In the Call of the Wild the author tells a story of a dog whose name is Buck We follow buck through his adventures in the Klondike He experiences a transformation as he adapts to the cold temperatures the heavy sled behind him and the savageness of the other dogs By the end of the story Buck is a completely different dog The main message of the book was probably to never count on where you are now in life because things change The author presents this by using Buck as a Symbol of a human lifeThe majority of the story takes place in northern regions of Alaska and Canada where the Alaskan Gold rush was taking place The time period in which the story takes place is the early 1900s The storys setting is very important to the main plot of the story Without the cold of Alaskan North the story wouldnt be anywhere near the same If it hadnt been cold or if there hadnt been a gold rush Buck would have been able to stay in California instead of being needed to pull dog sleds A narrator tells the story speaking from a third person limited point of view The narrator stays with Buck through the entire story Throughout the story the narrator describes exactly what Buck is thinking and feeling Instead of letting you figure out what Buck is like he explains it directly As the story begins Buck is at his home in California The narrator describes Buck as being the ruler of the property After Buck and his home are described a gardener who Buck trusted sells him Buck is then sent to the Yukon where he is forced to pull dog sleds In Alaska he meets other dogs and witnesses a dog getting killed This consequently gains him his first enemy because Spitz the dog that was his enemy laughs at the dog getting killed Spitz is the
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