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The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

The Man in the Red Sweater

Character Analysis

This guy doesn’t even get a name. And in literature when someone doesn’t have a name, there’s a reason. Not having a name can mean any one of a few different things. Here, we’re pretty sure the man in the red sweater is inhuman (remember, he is the one who buys Buck). He doesn’t deserve a name. Moreover, his name wouldn’t matter; to Buck, he’s just the man in the red sweater who carries a club. He’s not a full-out person because his contact with Buck is limited to red things – namely blood

The Man in the Red Sweater Timeline
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