Born in S.F. on Jan. 12th,
Studied at UC Berkeley
Engaged in the
Klondike Gold Rush
Was a member of the
Had a number of
famous short stories
White Fang, The Call of the
Wild, The Sea-Wolf, The
Also known as
Gold Rush, or
Main characters: The Man & The Dog
The Man is traveling with The Dog
They are on the Yukon Trail
The temperature continually referenced is
-50 degrees Fahrenheit
What do they rely on to survive?
“There was no keen intimacy (closeness)
between the dog and the man“.
How would you characterize the man's
relationship to the dog, and what does it
suggest about London's general view of
humans and animals?
How might the story have been different if
there were keen intimacy between the man and
his canine? Would the ending change?
Pick three of the eight themes of ALWG
Find one quote for each theme from chapter 1-9.
Be sure to find quotes that are meaningful and
discuss one of the themes you choose.
Example: "Whenever I get a chance to observe
the moon now, I still see those same images I
saw when I was six, and it pleases me to know
that that part of my childhood is still embedded
in me" - Loss of innocence/Memory
These will be useful later so choose wisely!
The Damages of War
Loss of Innocence
Where does Ishmael fall under Maslow’s
Hierarchy of Needs in chapters 8-9? Why?
What does this tell us about Ishmael?
Who do you think Ishmael resembles the most
in chapter 8: the man or the dog from “To Build