Mary Grace has taught first grade for 8 years and has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and is licensed in ESL.
What Is White Fang?
Have you ever wondered what animals think of humans? White Fang is a book written mostly from the perspective, or point of view, of a wolf. The book was written by Jack London and published in 1906.
White Fang takes place in Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush. It was such a popular book that it was made into a movie several different times.
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White Fang: Plot Summary
The plot of a book or story just tells you what happens in the beginning, middle, and end of the story. White Fang is already broken up into three parts. Let's see what happens.
White Fang starts with two men, Henry and Bill, trying to survive with very little food and protection. They have a pack of sled dogs, but strangely, the numbers keep changing. They start with six dogs, but then one morning have seven, then five. They learn that there's a female wolf luring the male wolves away during the night.
This keeps happening and wolves keep leaving, so Bill decides to kill the female wolf. Unfortunately, he gets killed instead, and Henry is left alone with only two wolves. His wood is gone and he isn't able to build a fire. He's afraid he will die, but is rescued by a group of men at the end of Part One.
Instead of being told from the perspective of the humans, Part Two tells the story from the perspective of the female wolf. The wolf pack breaks up, and the female wolf travels with three other male wolves. Eventually, one of the male wolves, named One-Eye, kills the other two males, and One-Eye and the female wolf live together. When the female wolf gives birth to her cubs, they are too small and sickly and all of them die except one, a little gray wolf. He is the strongest wolf cub and learns quickly how to hunt and survive.
Surprise! That strong wolf cub is White Fang!
In Part Three, White Fang and his mother end up in an Indian camp led by a man named Gray Beaver, who gives White Fang his name.
White Fang learns to live among people and protect himself from the other animals that live in the camp. One day, an evil man named Beauty Smith comes to the camp and buys White Fang because he is good at fighting against other dogs. White Fang is abused, or hurt, by Beauty Smith until he is rescued by a kind man named Weedon Scott.
With Weedon, White Fang finally learns how to trust and love a human. At the end of the story, Weedon leaves the camp to go to California, and decides to take White Fang with him. White Fang lives with Weedon and his family as a domesticated, or tame, family pet.
Okay, now let's take a moment to recap the important information we learned. White Fang is a novel written in 1906 by Jack London. It changes perspective, or the point of view, from humans to the point of view of wolves. The plot, which tells you what happens in the beginning, middle, and end of the story, centers on a wolf cub named White Fang and his relationship with the humans in his life. White Fang finally learns to trust humans and is domesticated, or tamed, by a man named Weedon Scott.
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White Fang: Book Summary
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