The Call of the Wild. This is a complete bookreport of the book: The Call of the Wild by Jack Londen.

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Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild, we follow a dog-named Buck through his journey through the Klondike. We experience a change in him, as he adapts to the cold, harsh land where he is forced to work in the snow, just to help men find shiny metal. Buck seems to almost transform into a different dog by the end of the book. In this report, I will go over what Buck was like, how and why he was forced to adjust to his new environment, and what he changed into.

When we first met up with Buck, he lived in the Santa Clara Valley, on Judge Miller's property. He was the ruler of his area, recognized by any other local dogs. He was a mix between a St. Bernard and a Scotch Shepherd dog. He weighed one hundred and forty pounds, and he carried every one with great pride.

Buck had everything he could want. Little did he know he would soon have it all taken away from him. One night, while the judge was away at a raisin grower's committee meeting, the gardener, Manuel, took Buck away from his home. Buck was then sold, and thrown in a baggage car. This would be the beginning of a new, cruel life for Buck. On his ride to wherever he was going, Buck's pride was severely damaged, if not completely wiped out by men who used tools to control him. No matter how many times Buck tried to lunge, he would just be choked into obedience at the end. When Buck arrived at his destination, there was snow everywhere, not to mention the loads of Huskies and wolf dogs. Buck was thrown into a pen with a man who had a club. This is where Buck would...