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Can one person fit into three very different categories In Call of the Wild by Jack London London proves he is an emphatic naturalist However his knowledge of the areas in which the book is set and of the harsh realities of life show that he also appears to be a regionalist and naturalist Londons love for nature is obvious in this novel The settings are miraculously vivid with descriptions that could not have just been made in his head He describes many different areas over a course of twenty-five hundred miles However not only is regionalism Londons area of expertise The way in which he gives life to Buck and all the other dogs is astonishing The reader comes to accept the idea that dogs have deep meaningful thoughts to go along with their actions These ideas are directly tied to actual things that dogs would actually do As in the case of Spitzs long lasting and fatal battle with Buck The description of the final fight is mesmerizing London goes inside of both dogs heads and gives reasons for all the actions that real dogs would do Realism is also a major part of the novel It is in no way padded with goodness to leave the reader with a warm sensation in his heart At times the way in which beatings of the dogs are described makes the reader want to close the book Throughout the book Buck is severely abused by humans Upon being taken from his home to learn to be a sled dog Buck is beaten senseless for no reason other that to learn to respect and fear the man in the red shirt From this experience Buck learns not to respect but simply to obey a man with a club Buck also travels for twenty-five hundred miles mostly as the lead sled dog In this coarse he becomes so tired that he
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