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The Call of the Wild What’s Up With the Title?

By Jack London

What’s Up With the Title?

Buck repeatedly feels this mysterious "call of the wild"—some force telling him that what he really needs to do is leave his current domestic life and hunt things down with his bare paws. And it turns out, biting into the flesh of a quivering rabbit under a full moon is more suitable to our protagonist than chewing on a boot at the foot of Judge Miller’s bed.