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The book The Call of the Wild is mainly about a dog named Buck that experiences many changes while trying his best to survive in the Yukon.

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Danielle Taylor 8th Period "Survival of the Fittest? - Call of the Wild The book The Call of the Wild is mainly about a dog named Buck that experiences many changes while trying his best to survive in the Yukon. Buck was living a very privileged life before he was taken. He was a pretty dog that had a lot of things. For intense, a huge house that he lived in the few years of his life. One day, that all changed when he was taken by two men. From that moment, Buck knew he had to change in life in many ways. He had to build Independence, strength, intelligence, and he needed to adapt to what he was going to receive in the near future. ...read more.

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The two men that took him didn't feed the dogs nearly as much as needed. Buck was also separated from his world. His world was nice sunny, and not very hardworking. Even though he thought that that was how dogs really lived and that's the only way to live for him, he soon got a reality check. As I mentioned before, surviving in the wild is not easy at all. Another important trait you need is strength. You need strength even when your living a privileged life. In the wild, it is crucial for survival because, in Bucks situation, he has to deal with pulling a sled and other dogs trying to kill him. For example, London writes, "He was beaten, but not broken". ...read more.

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I think this quote represents the dogs soon having to use their intelligence, instinct, and adaptability. Buck used all those by finding food, finding places to sleep, keeping up his stamina, and more. Intelligence effects everything that goes on with you. For Buck, if he needs to live on his own after his Yukon experience, he has to use intelligence to learn how to get mentally ready for that. Intelligence, independence, and strength are very resourceful things to have in your life. You need all of those things to use them. Without strength, you won't have Independence, without Independence, you won't have intelligence. They all work together to make a mentally and physically fit person. You need to use the resources that make you like that so you don't end up like a loser. Buck used intelligence and strength very well to keep himself alive. ...read more.

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