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The Call of the Wild by Jack London Part A3 Often in literature a particular setting contributes to the understanding of the major conflict Such a work of literature is The call of the wild by Jack London a novel about a dog named Buck who is the main character of the story and his adventure from a quiet and rural home in the Santa Clara valley in California to this bitterly cold Alaskan wilderness to serve as a sled dog Buck is ripped from his secure environment in the beginning of the novel and slowly it is shown how he transforms from a domestic dog into a primordial beast The changing setting in this novel greatly contributes to the transformation of Buck in to this beast for restful life in a beautiful sunny area is ripped and torn from him so that he may serve a life in a ice filled snowy and cold environment such as Alaska On this journey Buck discovers his true primitive instincts and learns who his true self is The story is set in the late eighteen ninetys when men from around the world are traveling North for the rumored gold rush in the Yukon territory in Alaska These men are seeking large and powerful dogs to pull their sleds of equipment and manpower to the North Buck is stolen from his master Judge Miller by a Mexican gardener who wants to earn money for gambling So this gardener Manuel sells Buck to two men seeking out this gold in the North Francois and Perrault On his journey to Alaska Buck encounters and learns many things For example in Chapter Two Buck learns the Law of the Club and Fang were he learns that he must obey the man with the club and that he must use his fangs to defend himself against any enemies he may encounter Now that Buck has learned these laws he is
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