Jack London Reading

Read London’s Call of the Wild and post your answers to the following questions. Remember to respond, if at all possible, others’ answers. 1. How do we know that Buck is special dog from the beginning? 2. What is the ‘law of club and fang’ and how does it differ from life in ‘civilization’? 3. How does London make the connection between Buck and the ‘primordial beasts’ that came before him? Why is this important to the story? To us? 4. How does London portray Hal, Charles, and Mercedes? What is he saying here? 5. Is love stronger than primordial instinct? Explain. How does Buck’s journey end? 6. Give your general feelings about the book and describe what you think London is trying to tell us.