White Fang is one of the most popular novels by Jack London. It chronicles the life of a wild grey wolf-dog who experiences domestication and cruel exploitation.
White Fang is born to two wolves and is first brought up by his mother and other adopted siblings. Later, an encounter with a pack of huskies brings him into the care of a Native American tribe who teach him the ways of domestication.
While living with the Native American tribe, White Fang is visited by two men, Weedon Scott, and Beauty Smith. Scott is the rightful owner of White Fang, while Smith is a cruel person who buys White Fang from the tribe and exploits him for his violent man-baiting.
After Smith's demise, Scott takes White Fang away from his place and begins to nurture him, gradually helping him understand a life of kindness.
Later, White Fang joins Scott's family and travels to California, where he lives peacefully with Scott's brother, Henry.
Henry's interactions with White Fang and his love for animals and nature make him an ideal companion for the wild wolf-dog.
White Fang experiences a generous owner in Henry and blossoms into a loyal companion, eventually learning to trust and love humans.
White Fang's life is eventually threatened by the same humans he loves, and he is forced to defend himself using the wild instincts he retained from his early life in the wilderness.
Even though he's been fully domesticated, the wild wolf's spirit still resides inside him.
White Fang faces many life-threatening dares throughout the novel and emerges victorious due to his predatory strength, exceptional courage, and loyalty.
By the novel's end, White Fang has healed from his wild past thanks to a life of kindness and understanding.