What is the moral of the book "The Call of the Wild"?

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kwoo1213 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

You may get more than one answer for this question.  One of the main lessons from this story is that instinct cannot be ignored.  Buck finds himself consistently drawn to the wild, despite having a good owner near the end of the book.  These dogs have animal instincts that no matter how much they are domesticated, they still have.  These can't be denied, and this is no different for Buck.  In the end, these instincts sometimes win out, and I find this true for many situations in "human life" as well.  For example, motherly instinct is something that only mothers have.  Mothers seem to be able to sense when something is wrong with their children, even when others may not.  I've found, as a mother, it is best to follow that instinct.  This is also shown in Call of the Wild in Buck's case.