Character Sketch

Buck From "The Call of the Wild"
In the novel "The Call of the Wild" we follow the tale of a male dog name Buck. As a Half Saint Bernard half English sheepdog that is a house pet, Buck is in no way prepared for the journey that will transform him from pampered house pet to savage leader of pack. From the start of this novel we get a glimpse that Buck is in no way like other house pets. Almost in a human fashion, unlike most house pets,   Buck is abled to reason and also has a sense of wonder and reason, and later also develops of a sense of pride, shame, justice, and love.
Living in comfortable Santa Clara California on an estate, Buck has never really experienced the outside world. Buck is Introduced in the Novel as a spoiled house pet that enjoyed all the creature comforts that his master does. However due a gold rush in the Klondike region of northern Canada, A gardener Kidnaps Buck and sells him to a group of dog merchants. At first buck not knowing how to respond to the situation at hand tries to fight his imprisions only to be beaten brutally close to death. This encounter is the first taste of the cruelty and horror that the world outside his masters estate possesses.
After boxing him up and shipping him out to northern Canada, Buck experiences again the cruelty and savagry of the world when disembarking from his ship Bucks friend that he has met along the way is violently attacked and killed by the other dogs on the ship with Buck. Buck presents another human quality as vowing to himself never to suffer the same fate as his friend. Now in the Canadian wilderness Buck now begins to learn the tools of survival as he learns how to fight off other dogs in his camp and other predators at present a threat, Buck also learns how to scavenge for food, since most of the time his masters dont provide enough food for the dogs at the camp or the other dogs steal Buck's share of it. Lastly Buck learns how the survive the cold arctic weather but tunneling undering the...