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The Call of the WildWhite FangWhite FangIn the desolate frozen of the PDF #8608 wilds of northwest Canada White Fang a part dog part wolf cub soon finds himself the sole survivor of a litter of five In his lonely world he soon learned to follow the harsh law of the North kill or be killed But nothing in his young life prepared him for the cruelty The Call Epubof the bully Beauty Smith who buys White Fang from his Indian master and turns him into a vicious killer a pit dog forced to fight for moneyWill White Fang ever know the. 4 out of 5 stars for both The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack LondonThe Call of the Wild tells the story of Buck who is “dognapped” and is put into a dog sled team in Alaska and then later has to learn the ways of the wild It is a very entertaining short storyWhite Fang digs a bit deeper than the The Call of the Wild It had a deeply theological and religious theme throughout White Fang is a wolf born in the wild that has to learn faith in humans early in his life then his faith is tested through many trials and then he has to make the difficult climb back to find his faith again in humankind The beginning of White Fang is some of the most edge of my seat reading I’ve had in a long time It is overall a very unforgettable adventureI really enjoyed both of these stories and they work very well together They are basically opposite stories and have kind of a yinyang thing going on with the first one being a dog going into the wild and the second one a wolf becoming domesticated Jack London really had a way with words and in creating feelings in me as a reader This was a perfect set of stories to read this time of yearMatt

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Napped and sold to be a sled dog in the harsh and frozen Yukon Territory Passed from master to master Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey proving his unbreakable spiritFirst published in The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece Based on London's experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondik. In a letter to his publisher George Platt Brett Jack London defined White Fang 1906 as “A complete antithesis to The Call of the Wild” 1903 While The Call of the Wild portrays the process by which Buck a domestic dog becomes gradually wilder driven by the attraction that the Wild exerts on him; White Fang narrates the life of an untamed wolf who after being in contact with humans becomes progressively civilised Therefore both stories share a common subject and yet face each other as two images reflected on a mirror Thus reading them together allows us to think about the many interactions between themIn my opinion one of the biggest merits of Jack London in these two works is the creation of a solid dog’s psychology which he achieves through a complex narrative based on sensorial experiences and a code of knowledge reduced to an action reaction system –in a dog like way In fact his dog characters are credible than many human characters of other books I have read Indeed that doesn’t mean that there is not a certain degree of anthropomorphism in Buck’s and White Fang’s characters –after all Jack London was writing for humans and not for dogs This anthropomorphism is especially notorious in the idea of the initiation journey present in both books even if Buck’s and White Fang’s paths have an opposite direction metaphorically and physically This voyage of discovery may be clearer in The Call of the Wild with its culmination in the adventure with the moose almost a ritual sacrifice but is also important in White Fang though there it takes place in a psychological level The end of White Fang’s journey has some moral resonances as the redemption of the main character the unbeaten wolf dog comes precisely with his final defeat so what happens next can be read as a kind of second life for White FangIn London’s narrative the motor of this voyage is clearly double on one hand the Wild with its unrestrained attraction and on the other the presence and actions of mankind But the very nature of the Wild–this strong notion so central in London’s imaginary– is ambivalent it delimits a space of terror of savagery but also a space of liberty as Buck apprehends rapidly after arriving in Alaska The same occurs with the dual nature of humans who are capable of the highest and most noble deeds as well as the most despicable and stingy actions It is precisely the contact with the Northland and with the Wild in its purest form what reveals this radical human essence in its two forms the good and the evil Because humans themselves uncovered of their clothes of civilisation are part of the Wild as well and the Wild is the fight of every being for its survival beyond any convention I wonder in this regard whether London was familiarised with Schopenhauer’s philosophy Like the She Wolf of the first chapters of White Fang –one of the most remarkable and disuieting openings I have ever read– attracts and seduces male dogs to their very death the Wild attracts men with the promise of gold and adventures to finally divest them of everything but of their essential motives greed hate cowardice loveHow London manages to convert a story about dogs and wolves into a deep reflection of the human nature is part of the mystery surrounding his genius

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The Call of the WildWhite Fang Free read ¾ 104 ↠ [Read] ➮ The Call of the WildWhite Fang By Jack London – White FangIn the desolate frozen wilds of northwest Canada White Fang a part dog part wolf cub soon finds himself the sole survivor of a litter of five In his lonely world he soon learned toKindness of a gentle master or will he die a fierce deadly killerA classic adventure novel detailing the savagery of life in the northern wilds Its Call of the PDFEPUB #195 central character is a ferocious and magnificent creature through whose experiences we feel the harsh rhythms and patterns of wilderness life among animals and menThe Call of the WildBuck a sturdy crossbreed canine half St Bernard half Shepard is a dog born to luxury and raised in a sheltered Californian home But then he is kid. I really enjoyed these two tales four and a half stars One a journey from civilization to the wild the other a journey from the wild to civilization the way someone before WWI might think of such things In fact I think London has a deep experience of things I rate this highly but hold back from five stars and for the reason that he never escaped wholely the assumptions of his time probably a crime we all are prone but some of his assumptions about nature and civilization are tinged with some of the ideas that hold up the racial hierarchies of the time and the nature depicted is a bit too much red in tooth and claw in my estimation But what do you want I spent most of my life in a comfortable suburb so my gripes come with their own doubts He spent time in the wild than I ever had And while he might be burdened with the baggage of his era I am burdened a bit with my pretty much urbansuburban upbringing I enjoyed the book knowing time and space separates me and author and it is a good story with much wisdom in it