Symbolism in The Call of the Wild

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In Jack Londonís 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 …

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…the death of the only man he ever loved, John Thornton. There are many other symbols in the book, these were just the most obvious. I liked the book, it was well written in a time I like to think about. Jack London has written a good book about a dog who has to adapt to a new environment to survive. But if you read it thoroughly you will find many hidden messages and symbols.