The Call of the Wild


Discussion Topics

  1. What is the law of club and fang, and what examples of this law are provided in the novel?
  2. What are Buck’s feelings toward the man in the red sweater?  
  3. What is the significance behind Mercedes being the only significant female character in the entire book?  Is London’s portrayal of women misogynistic, or is he simply making a comment about the role of the feminine in the wild?
  4. Why does Buck have to kill Spitz?
  5. Was Buck better off on the estate or as a sled dog?
  6. Given that they needed the sled dogs to survive, was the human brutality toward the dogs justified?
  7. How did John Thornton differ from the other humans described in the novel?
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