"We've had our little ruction, and the best thing we can do is let it go."
Bucks realization of Club & Fang
Bucks & Spitz First Fight
This instant shows this is Bucks first time he experienced survival at the fittest. His reaction seeing the man in the red sweater he started attacking him but, little did he know that the guy dealt with this many times. This represents survival of the fittest, in the text, it shows "He was beaten (he knew that) but he was not broken. He saw once for all, that he stood no chance against a man with a club. He learned the lesson, and in all his after life he never forgot it." ch 1 pg 10
Spitz & Bucks Last Fight
Curly was trying to befriend, but the Husky immediately attacked her, ripping her face open. This represents survival of the fittest because buck said that he will never fall in battle and that means he is fighting for survival. To that day forward buck says "Buck realizes that to survive in this world, he will have to make sure that he never goes down in a fight." ch 2 pg 15
Bucks Adaption into the Wild
Buck had to leave his nest because of Francois disturbed to fish but, when Buck came back to the nest Spitz was there snarling at him and laying in his nest. Buck never wanted fight Spiz but, he went too far and he sat on his nest. This represents survival of the fittest because Spitz is showing to Buck he can take anything from him but, Buck isn't going to deal with that so he fights for it back.
Mercedes Not Adapting
This represents survival of the fittest because they're fighting for leadership. "It was inevitable that the clash for leadership should come. Buck wanted it. He wanted it because it was his nature, because he had been gripped tight by that nameless, incomprehensible pride of the trail and trace that pride which holds dogs in the toil to the last gasp, which lures them to die joyfully in the harness, and breaks their hearts if they are cut out of the harness. " Ch 3 pg38
Buck herd a long-drawn howl, like, yet unlike, any other noise a husky made. Buck followed the sound to see and there was a long, lean, timber wolf. Buck played with the dog for a while until he had to go. At the end of the story the same dog was in the pack of wolves, " He was whining softly, and, as Buck whined, they touched noses." Buck was accepted into the dog pack and pack originated from the wild so, Buck has adapted into the wild. Ch 7 pg 103
Mercedes is one of the worst that cannot adapt. My reason that she can't adapt because the text shows " Mercedes cried when her clothes-bags were dumped on the ground and article after article was thrown out. She cried in general, and she cried in particular over each discarded thing." Ch 5