White Fang Essay, Research Paper
White Fang by Jack London, was written in 1906. The story is about a half-wolf, half-dog who is born from a she-wolf. His name is White Fang he is the only survivor of the litter. He becomes a pet of some Indians and becomes a great fighter. A man named Beauty Smith buys White Fang for liquor. Beauty uses White Fang to make money. He arranges fights to let people bet on, White Fang wins them all. Except A pitbull who bites White Fang in the neck and grips on. Finally a man named Weedon Scott punches Beauty and pries the pitbull from White Fang s neck. Weedon and White Fang became best friends, they loved each other. White Fang gets away and the rest of the story is about their friendship.
There were many turning points in the story, some are bigger than others. When Weedon first helps White Fang and they become friends is a big turning point in the story. When the Indians first taught White Fang how to fight also was a big turning point because it shows he is wild. Near the end of the story White Fang and Weedon were living in Sierra Vista with Weedon s dad who was a judge. A man named Jim Hall was after Judge Scott, Jim Hall one night broke into their house. White Fang sensed his presence and fought with Jim and killed him. White Fang suffered a gun shot wound but was ok and lived the rest of his days in Sierra Valley.
White Fang didn t make me feel any special way, books never make me feel a certain way. Otherwise it reminded me of my Dogs (not that are like White Fang but the bond we have together.) When Weedon saved White Fang made me feel like I m the same way. Also when White Fang protected the Scott s reminded me of how my dogs would probably do the same thing because they are very protective. My dogs are very important to me just like White Fang was to Weedon.
The book was very descriptive and it involved dogs and dogfights and cool stuff like that. On the bad side the book was long (25 chapters long) and very, very boring in some parts. White Fang is for people with a lot of time on their hand they would like to spend reading a book and like outdoor-like books, if you liked Call Of The Wild you probably will like this book. If you re the kind of person who hates reading books and reads short children stories to avoid time consumption, this book is not for you. On my rating scale I gave White Fang an “ok” because I am the kind of person who would rather read children stories to avoid time consumption. White Fang s reading level is probably 9th or 10th grade because of it s descriptive content, it s hidden interpretations and older people have a longer attention span.
I have never seen the movie “White Fang” or knew there was one but I m guessing that it is much less descriptive. Also it is probably based upon Weedon s life rather than White Fang s.