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Jack London is an author known for his stories of the North. My author's contribution to American literature is gargantuan. Jack London has produced many well-known American novels. He has had a difference on the approach writers take on crafting their literature. His most well known novel "To Build A Fire" is one of the greatest American short stories ever created. In a good number of his stories the central conflict is man vs. nature. His impact on American literature has altered the way people write stories.

My favorite character in the story would have to be White Fang. White Fang is the key character of the novel. His mother Kiche, (she-wolf) mated with a full wolf and had a litter of pups. White Fang was the only pup to survive a series of famines. White Fang starts his life out in the wild rather than being pampered. He progresses and becomes more of a dog rather than a wolf. This is all the added reasoning to why White Fang is my favorite character. He dodges adversity and becomes more like a man rather than a monster. Though, as the book progresses he becomes more fierce and untamed. This undoubtedly leads to his demise, but White Fang pulls through. Scott eventually saves White Fang, and is the first human to show him kindness. Scott changes White Fang's comprehension of human's and becomes an affectionate loving dog.

The character I detest the most would have to be Gray Beaver, White Fang's first master. A harsh and unkind man like Gray Beaver showed no care for White Fang. Nevertheless for some odd reason White Fang bonds to him out of certain mutual admiration. White Fang becomes extremely vicious because of Gray Beaver's care for him. When Gray Beaver becomes addicted to alcohol he heads to Fort Yukon to buy and sell goods. He eventually sells White Fang to monster of man named Beauty Smith. This is why Gray Beaver is the antagonist in the novel White Fang and why I dislike him the most.

Judge Scott, Weedon Scott's father reminds me of my dad. Judge Scott throughout the novel doesn't believe in White Fang until White Fang saves his life. Judge Scott ultimately refers to White Fang as the "Blessed Wolf." This event connects to my life a lot, when I was out driving with my father he wanted to teach me to parallel park. I had already known I was excellent at parking, but he didn't believe I could do it. After a few short minutes I was in the spot without hitting the cone, and he referred to me as a "great parker".

Throughout the novel White Fang shows unbelievable personal qualities such as trust, love, and companionship. These three characteristics are shown deeply by White Fang throughout the story. Love is a characteristic merely brought upon a person with passion for another, which White Fang shows to Collie before she becomes his mate. Trust is a trait White Fang provides to even the nastiest people on the planet like Gray Beaver. Companionship is a characteristic, which White Fang gives to his first affectionate loving master Scott. These



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