Study Guide

The Call of the Wild Three Act Plot Analysis

By Jack London

Three Act Plot Analysis

Act I

Buck is stolen from his home of comfort and forced into a life of hard labor as part of a sled team traveling in the frozen North.

Act II

Buck learns to adapt to his new environment, taking over as leader of the sled dog team, hardening his body, and getting in touch with his primitive roots.


Buck develops a closeness with Thornton until Thornton dies; then Buck joins the wild.