Call of the Wild

“The salient thing of this other world seemed fear.” Explain what other world London is describing here and why it is characterized by fear.

I have this worksheet for every chapter of the book and I didn't understand this question hoping to get some help.

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Buck begins to understand that he is actually adept to this new world. The fear he has is instinctual: it is what ties him to man and fire. Buck understands that fear is a rational emotion in nature, it is meant to protect him.