What is implied in the first chapter about even the most housebound, domestic dogs? What might this foreshadow, if anything?
Strong answers should interpret the relevance of the poem at the beginning of the chapter. They should note the description of Buck's home as an expanse that he ruled over, and the physical description of Buck and his descendents. They should make reference to the descriptions of the fox terriers and their interaction with Toots and Ysabel, who never set foot outdoors. They should note some of the changes that are trending toward brutal.
How is Buck changing and what effect do you think this will have on him where he is going?
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