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I think the author is great with his use of words, but I found a grammar mistake, not within the quotes, and since I am eleven I am having a harder time understanding the BIG vocabulary words. Other than that, I find the book so detailed its like watching it as a movie! I would strongly recommend this book. Additionally, I need to read a dictionary.
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White Fang was written by Jack London and was published in 1906. It is about a wolf named White Fang. He has to learn how to survive in the wild and in captivity. In this remarkable story, Jack London does a marvelous job of portraying the life of this wolf. Throughout his life, he faces many hardships. When a stranger shows him love and compassion, he realizes that that is what he really wants.
Two men are delivering a body in the far north when they realize that their sled dogs are disappearing. They realize that the dogs are being tricked by a female wolf (who is actually half-wolf half-dog). The dogs are picked off one by one, along with one of the men. Help comes just in time to save the other man. Not long after he is rescued, it is time for the wolves to mate.
White Fang is born to the she-wolf and another wolf named One-Eye. He learns how to survive in the wild with the help of his mother. She protects him. She even brings him food when he is unable to get it on his own. As he grows, he learns how to fend for himself. He learns how to hunt. At one point, he learns how to fight when he and his mother are attacked by a lynx.
While he is still a pup, he and his mother are taken by a tribe of Native Americans that she once belonged to. It is while he is with the Native Americans that he really learns how to stand his ground. One of the other dogs, whose name is Lip-Lip, is always trying to attack him. White Fang is eventually able to whip every dog in the tribe except for Lip-Lip. As they grow older, the two dogs eventually leave the tribe and White Fang kills Lip-Lip.
As time goes on, White Fang meets back up with the Native Americans. They are living by the Yukon. As white men enter the area, one man, known as Beauty Smith, notices White Fang. He notices all of his capabilities, especially fighting (and beating) other dogs. He gives Gray Beaver, White Fang’s master, some whiskey. Eventually, Gray beaver trades White Fang for more whiskey.
Beauty Smith enters White Fang in several dog fights. He finally meets his match with a bulldog. Left for dead by Beauty Smith, White Fang is rescued by a man named Weedon Scott. Scott takes good care of him. He tames this wolf and take him home to live with him in California. There, White Fang learns to love people like Scott and his family.
While everyone is sleeping one night, a stranger breaks into the house. He was an escaped convict who was trying to kill Weedon Scott’s father. White Fang attacks the man, saving Scott’s father, but getting severely injured in the process. He eventually heals and learns that he has had puppies with one of the master’s dogs named Collie. He stays in California with Scott and is finally happy.
In this book, as I stated before, Jack London does a very good job at portraying the life and feelings of this wolf called White Fang. White Fang is a book that illustrates high moral standards through man and beast. Jack London shows through Weedon Scott that all animals, whether wild or domesticated, need to be treated with love and kindness. This book does a marvelous job at portraying courage and survival through multiple characters such as White Fang and also Henry, the man who was rescued before White Fang was born.
This book also shows how important friendships can be. Scott and White Fang had a great friendship. Because of this friendship, Scott’s father was saved from a criminal. White Fang was also able to have puppies because Weedon Scott had another dog. He also learned what love was because of this friendship.
In my opinion, White Fang is a great story. It not only provides great entertainment, but also high moral standards. It also shows how courage plays a vital role in survival. Last of all, it shows the importance of true friendship. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. To conclude, this book is a great example of classic, American literature.