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  • Buck And Tracy
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    There is one particular case that stands out in my mind when I think of domestic violence. The Tracy Thurman Story. Tracy Thurman was a Connecticut housewife. She suffered a horrendous abuse at the hands of her husband. As the days got older so did the beatings and was more horrified each day. When Buck and Tracy got involved she realized that he had a gambling problem. She had confronted him about him losing money while gambling in front of his friends. Buck became furious and punched the door ...
  • Devolution Of Buck In Life
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    The Devolution of Buck In life there is two ways to go, forward and backward. Advancing is often referred to evolution. Devolution is the term used to describe regression. Jack London's Call Of the Wild discuses the later. It takes place in the harsh environment of Alaska and the Yukon. The novel depicts the gold rush era, a time when many animals and humans came to place were they did not belong. The lead character buck is one of them. He is a perfect example of devolution. Buck begins his devo...
  • Buck's Love For John
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    Can one person fit into three very different categories In Call of the Wild, by Jack London, London proves he is an emphatic naturalist. However, his knowledge of the areas in which the book is set and of the harsh realities of life show that he also appears to be a region alist and naturalist. London's love for nature is obvious in this novel. The settings are miraculously vivid with descriptions that could not have just been made in his head. He describes many different areas over a course of ...
  • Magnificent Lone Dog Buck
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    Jack London's The Call of the Wild displays the harsh realities of life for sled dogs in the Klondike during the gold rush by conveying the aspect through the main character Buck. The story is about "the magnificent lone dog Buck, king of the Alaskan wilderness" ("Jack London", Cyclopedia of World Authors, p. 1091) who had to adapt to the new environment that he was placed in. In the Cyclopedia of World Authors it is stated that the story is "characterized by color, vigor, and brutal directness"...
  • Thorton And Buck
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    Call of the Wild Where did man come from? Scientists thought they had answered this simple yet complex question through Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. According to him, living organisms evolved due to constant changing. Organisms which gained an edge would reign, while those without would die. Jack London's books during the late 1800's animated this theory through the use of wild animals in a struggle for survival. In fact, many prove that to survive a species 'must' have an edge. In Lond...
  • Evil Deer And My Monster Buck
    454 words
    It all started on the opening day of deer season. The beautiful day was just cold enough to want a jacket but, but hot enough to where if one was worn you'd sweat to death! It seemed like a typical opening day. It wasn't though, it turned out to be quite different. I walked out to my favorite tree belt with my trusty gun at my side and waited for the buck I had been eyeing for months. I needed a nice buck this year. See I bet Buddy that my deer would be twice as big as his. Twenty bucks was up f...
  • Buck Into The Inferior Dog
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    Title: The Call of the Wild Author: Jack London Type of book: Fiction Date Completed: September 12, 2001 Summary: The novel, The Call of the Wild, follows a four-year-old mixed Saint Bernard and Scottish shepherd, named Buck. In the beginning of the story, Buck lives in the home of Judge Miller, located at Santa Clara Valley, California. In Santa Clara, Buck lives a luxurious life. At the time of the story, gold is discovered in the North. With this discovery, the value of large dogs like Buck e...
  • Jack London's Classic 1903 Story Of Buck
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    Mystic journey to the wildness Book report of The call of the wild The call of the wild is, Jack London's classic 1903 story of Buck, a courageous dog fighting for survival in the Alaskan wilderness, is widely considered to be his masterpiece. Sometimes wrongly considered simply a children's novel, this epic vividly evokes the harsh and frozen Yukon during the Gold Rush. As Buck is ripped from his pampered surroundings and shipped to Alaska to be a sled dog, his primitive, wolf like nature begin...
  • Buck Into The Best Dog
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    Call of the Wild: Character Sketch - Buck Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild, we follow a dog named Buck through his journey through the Klondike. We experience a transformation in him, as he adapts to the cold, harsh land where he is forced to toil in the snow, just to help men find a shiny metal. Buck seems to almost transform into a different dog by the end of the book. In this essay, I will go over what Buck was like, how and why he was forced to adapt to his new environment, and what...
  • Buck And The Other Dogs
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    Title: The Call Of The Wild Author: Jack London Copyright: 1986 Setting: The beginning setting takes place on the property of Judge Miller in Santa Clara Valley, California in 1897. Later the setting takes place in Alaska during the Gold Rush of the Klondike. Main Character: Buck is the only main character of the book. Buck is a dog who is part Saint Bernard and part Shephard. Summary: Buck is my favorite character of the book. He had such a great life before he was stolen and sold to some very ...
  • Buck A Symbol
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    In Jack London's book, The Call of the Wild, he symbolizes many things in the book. Buck, gold sacks, Mercedes, and others are looked on as symbolic. In this essay, you will find out what these items symbolize. The main character in the book is Buck, a half St. Bernard, half Scotch shepherd dog. In the story, he is betrayed by someone he trusts and is thrown into a harsh world. A world where you must work or be discarded. He adapts to the harsh environment, and soon enough becomes the leader of ...
  • Style Of Writing Pearl Buck
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    Pearl Buck: The Bridge Builder Humans fear and loathe that which they do not understand. This fact has been true for ages and still exists today. Fortunately, there are people such as Pearl Buck. People like her see the injustice in this simple fact and work to break down the walls of separation between other people. She took on the seemingly impossible task of building a "bridge" across the Pacific Ocean to China from America and broke down many walls through her writings, doing a great service...
  • Rest Of The Family Left John Thornton
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    The Call of the Wild has a very interesting plot. It is centered around a St. Bernard and Scotch Shepard mix, named Buck. A thome, which was a large house called Judge Millers Place, in the sun kissed Santa Clara Valley, he ruled over all dogs. Buck was Judge Miller's inseparable companion, until a man named Manuel, who was the one of the gardener's helpers, committed a treacherous act. Manuel, to cover his Chinese lottery gambling debts, stole Buck from his sound sleep and brought him to a flag...
  • Bucks Life
    702 words
    Buck was the loyal companion of Judge Miller. He was a free dog, allowed to go as he pleased throughout the large estate. Buck hunted with Judge's sons, escorted the girls, even went swimming in the pool, it was the ideal life for a dog and it was soon about to change. It was 1897 and the Klondike strike was luring men to the north. Buck lived in the sunny Santa Clara Valley, a far extreme from the north where he would soon be taken. It all happened when the gardener, trying to settle his dept t...
  • Buck's Natural Instincts And Wildness
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    "Call of the Wild" Book Review By: Sheldon Shepard What if you were torn away from your home, your life, your family, and everything that was ever familiar to you, and got thrown into harsh, life threatening situations? Would you adapt in order to live and survive or would you be totally enveloped in the chaos and just give up, and become a name unmentioned? In Jack London's book "Call of the Wild", we are taught that anyone or thing can be taken from its surroundings and hurled into a world whe...
  • My Favorite Books And Pearl S Buck
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    Pearl S. Buck - A Modern Day Hero Introduction A friend of mine gave me a copy of The Good Earth as a birthday gift. Until then, I had never heard of the literary masterpiece or the author, Pearl S. Buck. The story captivated me. I found myself engrossed in the story of the poor farmer Wang Lung whose love for his land allowed him to overcome many odds including famine, flood and a revolution. Through hard work and dedication, Wang Lung became one of the wealthiest landowners in the Anweih provi...
  • Conrad And Buck Jarrett
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    Jay Lambkin Death, guilt, and forgiveness are experienced by everyone in life. In the novel Ordinary People, Judith Guest explores these episodes of life extensively through Beth, Calvin, Conrad, and Buck Jarrett. Buck, Conrad's older brother, died in a boating accident. Beth, Calvin, and Conrad Jarrett all must encounter, and deal with emotions of loss, guilt, and forgiveness in order to accept Bucks death. Beth Jarrett, Conrad's mother and Calvin's wife, has a history of running away from her ...
  • Buck With His Great Determination
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    The Call of the Wild: A Tale of Survival Buck is an extraordinary character in an extraordinary narrative, The Call of the Wild, written by Jack London. Buck is an active and proud dog who walks around in a noble fashion. He lives in a big house owned by a judge and has enjoyed an aristocratic lifestyle for five years. In fact, "Buck ruled" (London 1) over the entire household, for he is "king - king over all creeping, crawling, flying things of the Judge's place. London describes him as a "stat...
  • Few Themes Of The Good Earth
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    In The Good Earth, which was published in 1931, Pearl S. Buck displays the cycle of human life through the story of a Chinese man named Wang-Lung. In this Pulitzer Prize winning novel, a Chinese man frees himself from the bonds of poverty and rises to wealth and lordship. The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932, the Howells Medal for Distinguished Fiction a few years later and also earned its author the Nobel Prize in literature in 1938. Pearl S. Buck is one of the most successful Chinese ...
  • Buck His Place In The Dog Team
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    The Call Of The Wild – The The Call Of The Wild – The Effects Of Buck's Environment Bearing in mind the fact that Buck's life would not have substantially changed if he wasn't kidnapped and thrown into a world of turmoil, how can anyone deny that Buck's environment affected him? Before, in the sun-kissed Santa Clara Valley, Buck led a sheltered life of a ranch dog who is loved by everyone. In contrast, as he pull loads around the Yukon Territory in the traces of a sled dog, Buck must...

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