What does London meam when he writes about the "paradox of living"? What are his examples of this? Chapter 3
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Despite the enormous hardships of living in the far north, Buck feels more alive than he ever felt in his pampered life in California. It is a paradox that pain and struggle for survival could be a cathartic moment in Buck's life. Although Buck was beaten close to death, he was able to define himself as the alpha dog of the pack: he belonged in the wilderness of the North.