I think in Call of the Wild Jack London is being honest about how people act. The way they treat each other and sometimes there animals is brought out in this book. Humans can be kind but they also posses the ability to be cruel and abusive people, London writes, “He refused to stir. So greatly had he suffered, and so far gone was he, that the blows did not hurt much. And as they continued to fall upon him, the spark of life within flickered and went down. It was nearly out. He felt strangely numb. As though from a great distance, he was aware that he was being beaten.”  Aninmals are beaten are the time so that they can be controlled, this should not be allowed. In this book London shows it by saying,”In mid air, just as his jaws were about to close on the man, he received a shock that checked his body and brought his teeth together with an agonizing clip.” People can also be kind hearted and respect there animals, this is shown when London says, “He plunged into the swimming tank or went hunting with the Judge’s sons; he escorted Mollie and Alice, the Judge’s daughters, on long twilight or early morning rambles; on wintry nights he lay at the Judge’s feet before the roaring library fire.”


One Response to “Misanthropic”

  1. cplain1234 Says:

    Indeed…Indeed. i think that you have correctly portrayed how Jack London was extremely honest on how people act. 🙂

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