Perseverance In Call Of The Wild

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Persevering Through Pain Pain can come in many different shapes or forms, but it almost always requires perseverance to push through the the problem. In Call of the Wild, Buck goes through lots of physical pain and has to mature and adapt in order to persevere through these situations. In contrast, my mom experienced lots of emotional pain, and just had to accept and persevere through the difficulties that she faced. While Buck and my mom differ in the type of pain they went through, they both suffered from loss and their lives were considerably altered. Perseverance is a common trait that is used to help get through painful situations. Buck is faced with many painful problems and has to persevere in order to come out of them alive. He is …show more content…
Additionally, Perrault and Francois whip the dogs if they aren’t behaving, and don’t give the dogs the best treatment as they could. The Scotch half-breed only beats the dogs when he needs too, and treats the dogs a little bit better than the other owners. Hal, Charles, and Mercedes don’t know how to take of dogs, so they beat them too much, and don’t give them enough care, which causes most of the dogs to die or be greatly injured. Buck also goes through painful experiences with John, but more emotional, like trying to answer the call of the wild and when John Thorton dies. In chapter three of Call of the Wild, Buck endures lots of physical pain. In the beginning of the chapter, wolves attack their camp and all of the dogs have to fight for their life, including Buck. In this chapter they also are traveling over a frozen lake and they keep falling through, then having to use all of their strength to pull themselves out alive. Buck and Spitz are always fighting in chapter three and go through lots of physical exertion, Buck finally pulls through and defeats Spitz to the death. The last example of when Buck goes through a …show more content…
When she was 20 her grandparents passed away. When it happened she was in shock and didn’t think that it could be right or that they were wrong about what happened and that it was a mistake because of how sudden it was. It affected her a lot because she had never had anyone that close to her die before, and it was her first time to cope with a major loss and that deeper grief. After this event, her family life was changed greatly. The holidays that were previously held at her grandparents house could no longer be there anymore. Everyone else had to make an effort to see each other, because they didn’t have a place to meet each other anymore, which used to be her grandparent’s house. When her grandparents weren’t around to see her anymore, she felt like she was missing a part of her life. Everything changed for my mom after this tragic death happened. She realized that family was very important and to never take loved ones for granted, and she now tries not to have as much of a plan because things could suddenly change. She also wants to make sure she stops and enjoys life and the people in it. My mom went through a hard time that made her persevere, and eventually it changed her life

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