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Comparision Of White Fang And Call Of The Wild

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The novels White Fang and the Call of the Wild, are stories based on two dog-like animals. In the Call of the Wild Buck, a St. Bernard and a Scotch Shepherd dog, is the main character, and in White Fang, it is White Fang who is ¾ wolf and ¼ dog. During both these novels many enormous changes are forced upon each animal, such as learning to survive in new surroundings (survival of the fittest), adapting to new areas, as well as suffering major amounts of abuse from others. Although both animals suffer much trauma both do have a some what happy ending leading them out of the situations they dreaded the most. White Fang and the Buck represents all animal's that change their ...view middle of the document...

One of the most complicating things to do in life is adapt to a variety of different surroundings. White Fang and Buck both must go threw a list of changed scenery when taken from their homes. Buck was forced to leave the comfort of his home when dog-napped. This required Buck to adapt to his new environment leaving him completely different. "So changed was he that the Judge (his master) himself would not have recognized him." (Pg. 448) While living in the wild Buck was introduced to things he had never seen before. He unexpectedly ended up seeing two dogs fight. "He had never seen dogs fight as theses wolfish creatures fought, and his first experience taught him an unforgettable lesson." (Pg. 450) He was finally beginning to understand the outcome of animals in the north and the strength they all carried with them. The strength that he carried as well. "He was fit, that was all, and unconsciously he accommodated himself to the new mode of life." (Pg. 454) Buck proves himself to be able to convert to a house dog to a dog of the wilderness. Unlike Buck White Fang learned the hard way about how to adapt to humans. White Fang went threw pain, and being laughed at by humans. At one point he came to close to a fire and scorched his nose and tongue. It was classified as, " the worst hurt he had ever known." (Pg. 101) When still a young cub unaware of his surroundings he discovered that he would need to understand the land to survive."Instinct and law demanded of him obedience." (Pg. 72) That he was ready to do. This showed White Fang to be a strong and prosperous animal with great intent in survival. During his presence in the forest he learned two important things that he would need to help him survive: "how to take care of himself in a mass-fight against him; and how, on a single dog, to inflict the greatest amount of damage in the briefest space of time." (Pg. 114) Both teachings he would surely need to survive in the wild. Although White Fang experiences pain inflicted to him due to his unawareness of his surroundings both him and Buck still go through changes due to new areas of land. Buck learning to adapt to the Wild, White Fang learning to adapt to an environment with people present. Drastically they do both learn to adapt, even though later either Buck or White Fang might have been unable to stay completely stable at it.Learning to take or put up with abuse is a difficult task. Sadly both White Fang and Buck do suffer from some abusive actions. When Buck is first kidnapped, the kidnappers try and break...

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