Day 3

Call of the Wild Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does the condition of the dogs deteriorate?

    Answers should cite the state the dogs are already in, and what they have been through in the weeks leading up to their time with Hal and Charles. Strong answers should also look at the background of the 3 newcomers, including in an analysis of their novice ways the way they treat the dogs and the ways they handle life on the trail.

  2. 2

    What is so disruptive about the presence of Mercedes and why is this the case?

    Strong answers will present some of the inconveniences she seems to bring to the trip, which are on the surface of the narrative. But they will also look underneath the surface at how London seems to...

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