Buck has to adapt to not being the alpha anymore. In chapter 1, pgs. 8-9 Buck is tortured. He becomes blood thirst and angry, goes to attack the man and gets hit with a club. He has to adjust to obeying the leader and not being able to roam free or be alpha. This might be a bit of a challenge remembering that he was able to do as he pleased. But, he does decent from the wolf, which may adapt quickly.
Dolly Runs Wild
How did this happen? Was it rabies? She was pefectly fine before! Oh well!
Curly could not adapt to being in the Klondike. She is trying to be friendly to a pack of huskies, and is attacked. On pages 14-15 Perrault and Francois try to save her, but its too late. Buck, however, lost the one dog that he could trust, knowing that you can't 100 percent trust anybody, he thinks about it. He doesn't try to make any new friends and makes enemies with the leader, Spitz because he did not help, but he laughed in a scarlett way. Buck must adapt to not having a friend there for him.
Buck Meets His New Master
Oh, great. Who are you? I don't need a new leader. Where are Francois, and Perrault? Can I go with them now? Who are you again? I don't know you!
Buck and Spitz get into a fight over a rabbit. So, what happened was, the pack was running together chasing a snow hare. Spitz, however, had an idea to take a different route and trap the rabbit. Buck was not aware of that. On page , it explains how brutal the fight was. in the beginning, Buck was clearly losing, but towards the end, Buck learns Spitz's technique and ends up killing him. Now, the whole team must adapt to a new leader.
Dave Goes Away
In chapter 3, pages 30 and 31, Dolly gets some sort of parasite and goes wild. She started chasing and snapping at Buck. The text states that Dolly made her condition known by howling, and ran straight for Buck. Buck put his faith in Francois to save him and Francois dropped an axe on her head. They must now adjust to the fact that they really have to work together but be careful who you trust.
In chapter4, page 45, Francois and Perrault get official orders by the government. They must leave all of the dogs and memories behind. Francois' reaction is very upsetting as he goes over and weaps over Buck. The story doesn't tell Perrault's reaction, but with context clues, I can infer that he is upset as well. They all must now adapt to having new leaders and teachings.
In chapter 4, pages 48 through 51, Dave suffers a mysterious pain in his system. He weeps around and is basically dragged by the sled. The driver put him behind the sled to take a break and put Sol-leks in his spot. Dave thought he was being replaced so, he cut Sol-leks out of his traces and claimed the spot. Later, though, Dave is weaker and he was put out of his misery. He was shot, and until the reached the far end of the trees, they heard a very mornful howl. They must now adjust to having more weight on their shoulders, and no Dave.