He is knowledgeable and understanding of his dogs, but still very strict. Bearing the greatest resemblance to the author in character and in name Jack London's given name was John London , John Thornton rescues Buck from Hal's cruel whip, nursing the poor dog back to health. While London did not strike it rich in the Klondike, he found the inspiration he was seeking, and that impetus would lead to tremendous success and certain amount of fortune. He slowly gains confidence in his own abilities as a true leader, and his refusal to accept his original position after killing Spitz illustrates that fact. He understands Buck's wild nature. Skeet and Nig Two of John Thornton's dogs that he owned before he adopts Buck. John Thornton The man who rescues Buck from Hal's cruelty.
He has no understanding of the dogs, and mistreats them terribly. This post is part of the series: The Call of the Wild: Book Study Guide. He is an awkward blunderer who gets blamed for Buck's thievery. Perrault - A French Canadian who, together with Francois, turns Buck into a sled dog for the Canadian government. Others: Shikamaru, Choji, Shino, Kiba, Neji, Lee. When he returned, he claimed to have come upon a mythic wolf which inspired the character of in The. Mercedes Sister of Hal, wife of Charles.
Blathers: he runs the museum. Buck — Buck was a pet who was stolen from Judge Miller. John Thornton The man who rescues Buck from Charles, Hal, and Mercedes; he is the man to whom Buck becomes immensely devoted. Judge Miller Buck's original owner. Crazy Red: a racoon who can be found in a tent at the town hall.
Mercedes appears at first to show compassion, urging Buck to obey Hal and Charles so that they won't beat him, but later she worries only about herself and insists on riding in the sled because she is tired of walking. This is also a magnification of the philosophy of naturalism, a philosophy which London was often concerned with in his writings. Most of the novel takes place in the Yukon Territory, which is between Alaska and present-day Canada. But really the story is of Scarlett O'Hara Ham … ilton Kennedy Butler's struggles. Manuel The gardener's helper on Judge Miller's estate. This is theperson that makes the st … ory and plays it out. Then, they're sold to Charles and Hal, gold searchers who know nothing about sledding or the Yukon.
Buck is a massive dog, a mix of St. However, Spitz is the example of brute force; Buck, who is his physical match, is easily able to outsmart him. The Judge's gardener steals Buck away, and he never sees the Judge again. He'll pay you 100 bells everytime you get hurt, or get stung by bees. He has no understanding of the dogs, and mistreats them terribly. He is responsible for breaking in new dogs and teaches Buck not to challenge a man with a club. As Billee had been, Skeet is very good-natured and licks Buck's wounds, nursing him back to health in a motherly sort of way.
This is most likely the natural choice for antagonist which is why we put it at the end, so you could consider the other possibilities. Molly and Alice Miller The Judge's daughters, whom Buck protects when they go on long walks. His trail leads to a bloody pool, and Buck broods by the pool all day. He bigger than Buck so he manage to get Buck go inside the cage. The team is sold to the Scot, and they begin to work the difficult, wearying mail trail. But he also has some strange similarities to Buck. Buck - A powerful dog, half St.
Afflicted by gambling debts, Manuel unjustly sells Buck away to a stranger at the railroad station. Upon returning to the camp, Buck slays these dancing Yeehats in rage, mourning for his dead friend. He lives for the sled, and at all other times Dave does not want to associate with any of the other dogs, dying while still struggling to pull the sled although his body has become sick. They work for Canada's government carrying messages. The harsh natural conditions play a crucial role in how Buck changes throughout the story. As the months pass, Buck finds it more and more difficult to ignore the urge to run free in the wild.
On the one hand he was spurred on by poverty, for America was in the throes of the Great Depression. Spitz is also a good example of the drive for survival; he displays no ethical values and is concerned solely with his own survival. First, there's the man in the red sweater that teaches Buck what it means to fear a club. He is knowledgeable and understanding of his dogs, but still very strict. After being kidnapped and taken to Alaska to become a sled-dog, Buck's wild nature is reawakened, and he slowly returns to the ways of his ancestors. Jim O'Brien The man who loans John the money to make the bet against Matthewson.
For example, they experience emotions, like fear, confusion, and hatred. Buck never forgets the law of the club. On his journey to the Yukon, Buck meets the Man in the Red Sweater, who gives Buck his first beating. Yeehats The group of Valley Indians that raids the camp of John Thornton and his companions and kills them. They were very close together.