| Quote #1
During the four years since his puppyhood he had lived the life of a sated aristocrat; he had a fine pride in himself, was even a trifle egotistical, (1.5)
Buck’s character has pride from the start.
| Quote #2
But when the ends of the rope were placed in the stranger's hands, he growled menacingly. He had merely intimated his displeasure, in his pride believing that to intimate was to command. (1.10)
Pride prevents Buck from properly assessing the danger before him.
| Quote #3
It was all very silly, he knew; but therefore the more outrage to his dignity, and his anger waxed and waxed. (1.24)
Pride makes it difficult for Buck to adjust to captivity.