Hans One of John Thornton's partners. John is the ideal master because his nature is so dog-like. Buck is then bought by Francois and Perrault and begins his life as a sled dog. When Curly dies, Spitz offers no assistance, causing Buck to hate him. And more dogs continue to die on the trail.
John Thornton The man who rescues Buck from Hal's cruelty. Mostly aloof, new life springs into him the moment he is placed in a harness. The two of them exhibit the loyalty that most dog lovers would say characterize a good canine-human relationship. He is admired by Buck for his fearlessness in blazing their trail, disregarding the threat of ice that might break. Joan: she sells you turnups.
Dave Another one of Buck's first companions, he is one of the most knowledgeable dogs on the team. Francois is a responsible dog owner and is skilled at turning dogs into sled dogs. Tom Nook: runs the store in town. Wendal: a walrus who can be found walking around town. Spitz The dog that kills Curly; not unexpectedly, Spitz becomes Buck's most bitter enemy.
He has no understanding of the dogs, and mistreats them terribly. Later it is Hal, before the team falls through the ice. Buck never forgets the law of the club. Pelly and Phyllis: they run the town hall. Charles An inept middle-aged master of Buck's; Charles comes from the South, and he does not understand the ways of the North or how to handle dogs.
Canadian law stated that gold-seekers could only enter the territory if they entered with a year's worth of provisions. As yet there were no machines, not even railroads. Teek: A faithful husky sled dog, acquired with Koona by Francois and Perrault. Bernard and half sheepdog John Thornton - Buck's final master, a gold hunter Spitz - Buck's archrival and the original leader of Francois's dog team. He metes out discipline to all dogs that will be sold for sledding. Dub Another member of the team.
Crazy Red: a racoon who can be found in a tent at the town hall. Once the ships had landed, the journey grew no easier. Buck never forgets the law of the club. Hal and his companions are meant to represent the weakness of overcivilized men and to embody the man-dog relationship at its worst. I would have to say that the main conflict in Gone With the Wind is Scarlett's struggle to overcome the problems of life that come in her path.
It was revealed that she is his sister and Charles wife. Blathers: he runs the museum. Judge Miller - Buck's original master, the owner of a large estate in California's Santa Clara Valley. He is an out-of-place dog musher, who knows nothing about dogs and how to work with them. But soon Hal listened to one's advice and breaks sleds out of snow, but dogs were mad and ran him over with sleds. There was Jan Burres which gave him a ride to the stampede trail. Curly: A cheerful Newfoundland dog purchased by Francois and Perrault, whom Buck first meets aboard the Narwhal.
Dave: An antisocial dog who runs directly behind Buck on the sled team, nipping his legs when Buck makes mistakes. Skeet dies at the side of a pool containing John Thornton's body, 'faithful to the last,' murdered by the Yeehat warriors. Hal - An American gold seeker, Hal comes to Canada with his sister, Mercedes, and her husband, Charles, in search of adventure and riches. He kidnaps and sells Buck to fund his gambling habit. Buck quickly learns from him how not to get caught.
There are many characters in anww. When Spitz disappears, Francois knows immediately that Buck is responsible for his death. Koona is probably axed in the head to end his suffering, just as Billee had been the day before. He understands Buck's wild nature. Rather, he looks to teach these dogs the lessons that will allow them to survive in this harsh environment. This post is part of the series: The Call of the Wild: Book Study Guide. Perrault and his partner Francois bid a final farewell to Buck one day in Skaguay, Alaska, after receiving new orders from the government.
Thornton knocks Hal down and threatens him. Curly's death, when she naively tries to be friendly to a husky, acts as a warning to Buck of the harshness and cruelty of his new home. He fears and hates Buck, whom he sees as a rival. Buck's fight-to-the-death with Spitz illustrates Buck's ability to survive among even the most primitive elements. Their accounts of the journey between Skaguay and Dawson are the best source of what life was like on an expedition. We must not be ashamed of our background or our difference in Style or opinion! He will ask you to give him something to eat.