Call of The Wild Map

Call-of-The-Wild-Map
General Info
Type
Novel
Animal Fiction
Published
1903
Setting
Yukon
1890s
Klondike Gold Rush
Original Language
English
Influence
Naturalism
American Pastoralism
The mythic hero returns to nature
Summary
Films
First cinematic adaption
1908
The Call of the Wild: Dog of the
Yukon
Themes, Motives & ...
Themes
The Indispensable Struggle for Mastery
The Power of Ancestral Memory and
Primitive Instincts
The Laws of Civilization and of Wilderness
The Membership of the Individual in
the Group
Symbols
Mercedes’ Possessions
Buck’s Traces
Buck’s First Beatings with the Club;
Curly’s Death
Buck’s Attack on the Yeehats
Motives
Violent Struggle
Visions
Plot
Initial situation
Buck leads a calm and
contented life in the "sunkissed
Santa Clara Valley."
Conflict
Buck is stolen by Manuel and sold to
the man in the red sweater.
Complication
Spitz and Buck clash and
compete for alpha dog status.
Climax
Buck’s sled team (minus Buck)
crashes through thin ice and
drowns.
Suspense
John Thornton almost dies.
Then he actually does die.
Denouement
Buck leaves the civilized world.
Conclusion
Buck answers the Call of the Wild.
Vocabulary
1. Into the Primitive
toil
work hard
kindred
similar in quality or
character
treachery
an act of deliberate
betrayal
2. The Law of Club
and Fang
loathsome
causing or able to
cause nausea
primeval
having existed from
the beginning
6. For the Love of a Man
transient
lasting a very short time
array
impressive display
Characters
Dogs
Buck
Spitz
Dave
Solleks
Curly
Masters
Original owner
Judge Miller
Manuel
First proper
masters in the
north
Francois
Perrault
New masters
Hal
Mercedes
Charles
Final master
John Thornton
Author
Jack London
January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916
American (born in San Francisco)
Author, journalist
Other novels by Jack London
White Fang
The SeaWolf
The Iron Heel
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