White Fang Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
London seems to have an obsession with clay here. Or, more accurately, an obsession with souls who get molded like clay. Just check out these characters, along with London's descriptions:White Fang...
London never comes out and says that God's involved here. He's sneaky like that. We see so much from White Fang's perspective and to White Fang, men are "fire-makers! They were gods" (9.40). They h...
The Wild is almost a character itself in White Fang. London really dug the wilderness, but he also understood how frightening it was, and how fast it could kill you: It is not the way of the Wild t...
Hands and Tools
If men are gods, then in their hands are the tools they use to work their will. Zeus has thunderbolts. Thor has a hammer. And men in White Fang have whips, clubs and chains to make their will known...
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