Call of the Wild

Why the Call of the Wild should not be challenged


Buck, a powerful dog, half St. Bernard and half sheepdog lies on Judge Miller's estate in California's Santa Clara Valley. He is living a comfortable life, until it comes to an end when men discover gold in the Klondike region of Canada and a demand rises for strong dogs to pull sleds. Buck is stolen by a gardener on the Miller Estate and sold to dog traders. They teach him to obey them by beating him with a club. They then ship north to the klondike.

What can be learned from this book?

Survival of the Fittest

This book really stresses the importance of surviving in rough conditions. Many people can learn to live under rough conditions by reading this book, because Buck had to overcome a lot of tough obstacles on his journey, but he remained strong throughout the whole journey.


Buck was a very competitive dog. Competitiveness is a trait that you are born with but can be acquired. People who play sports or do something that requires you to beat someone out for a certain position can be affected by how much competitiveness you have. Well, The Call of the Wild can really motivate someone to strive to be the best at what they do, because Buck strives to be the best dog on the crew.


This whole is basically about the theory of "naturalism". Naturalism is basically a mans or dogs instinct. So the point he is trying to get across is don't settle for less, always strive to be the best. Also, be wise, for example know when to fight or when not to fight. Most importantly, don't give up, no matter how hard and painful it is, always push to the finish line.