The Call of the Wild, Travels with Charley

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The Call of the Wild, Travels with Charley

Afterwards, Buck uses his primitive instincts when he has to covertedly steals food from his old rival, Spitz.'' He pointed his nose at star and howled long and wolf- like, it was his ancestors, dead and dust, pointing nose at a star and howling down through centuries and through him.'' Therefore, this quote means

that Buck is thanking his ancestors for passing down the instincts he needs to survive.

The Call of The Wildand Travels With Charley

Travels With Charley

For starters, Charley's normally a peaceful and tranquil dog. He has never seen a bear before. When he did, at last, see a bear, he changed from civilized to uncivilized in order to protect his owner. In the text it states,'' Frantically, I rolled the windows shut, and swinging quicky to the left, grazed the animal, then

To begin with, in Buck's prior life, he lived a civilized life. In the mansion,Buck was considered a king. Buck was evolved in to a ''red-eyed devil,'' and his previously civilized manner has seemed to disappear. Also, Buck is turning uncivilized, and is compelled to make his own shelter to survive. ''His madness knew no caution. A dozen times he changed.'' This means that Buck is adapting to the law of club and fang. He's realizing that he can't be weak, he has to toughen up. Buck has turned into a complete savage, and he is no longer the civilized dog, he used to be.

The Call of The Wild

scuttled on while Charley raved and ranted beside me, describing,in detail, what he would do to that bear if he could get at him.'' Moreover, this quote means that Charley turned into a savage, when he saw the bear, thanks to his primitive instincts.

Travels With Charley

The Call of The Wild

Finally, Charley is acting very like a savage when he sees a bear. In the text it states,'' Was it a prebreed memory of a time when the wolf was in him?'' This quote means that Charley was going insane, it seemed as if a wolf had taken over him. He was formidable to the bear because he was turning into a full savge/ uncivilized just like Buck. Although, Charley has never encountered a bear, his natural instincts kick in. He becomes a '' primitive killer.''

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