Day 4

Call of the Wild Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is the connection between Thornton and the ancient man Buck envisions?

    Strong answers will identify the similarity between the ancient man Buck dream of and the semi-wild lifestyle he has while with John Thornton's crew. They should cite the way Thornton likes to hunt for food, and the way he enjoys being on the move. They should explain how with John, as it must have been with John's own ancestors, the life of men and dogs are more closely aligned.

  2. 2

    What disconnects Buck from the human world and facilitates his extended walks on the wild side.

    Strong answers will identify this point as the moment Thornton discovers gold, which is something that ties...

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