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The Call of The WildThe Call of The Wild is an extraordinary novel about de-domestication. It recounts the tale ofBuck, a 140-pound Scotch shepherd and Saint Bernard mix, and follows his journey from "coddled Californian pooch," to a wild, vicious animal. Throughout the novel, London makes the primitivization that Buck goes through explicit, through a vast number of literary techniques. These include the anthropomorphism used throughout the book, which gives readers valued context into Buck’s mind; the symbolism, shown in the novel in instances such as the club, and the emotive and descriptive language used throughout the novel, increasing our empathy for Buck.Firstly, anthropomorphism, the attribution of human characteristics or behaviour to a god, animal, or object, is used throughout the short story to help readers understand Buck's frame of mind. This technique can be seen in examples such as:"Another lesson. So that was the way they did it, eh? Buck confidently selected a spot, and

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