The Call of the Wild & White Fang
Two of Jack London's best novels. These books are much more than just stories about dogs. London clearly demonstrates his philosophy of Naturalism. Evolution with its tenet, natural selection, is the law; in other words, the weak is to be eliminated and he who holds the club makes the rules. Indeed, in Buck's and White Fang's world, mercy is not an option, nor is anyone accountable to a divine being. While one can find love in this world of "dog-eat-dog," this love tends to be a silly sentimentality. The study guide helps the student to see the errors of this anti-biblical philosophy.