The Call of The Wild

There are five different points that we can categorize The Call of the Wild into. These points are the exposition, the rising action, the climax, the falling action, and finally the resolution. The Call of the Wild was a very interesting read and often was very sad. We can now look at each point and find them in the book.

The exposition is like the introduction to the story. In The Call of the Wild I believe that the exposition would have started when Buck (the main character of the book) was taken from his home and sold.

Next comes the rising action which is the chapters of the book that build up to the climax. Looking at the book we see Buck growing strong but being overwhelmed with work. This period of trouble was probably the rising action.

This is followed by the climax. The climax of the book would be when Buck finally has some rest under his new owner and finds himself wanting to live in the wild. This would be what named the book.

The falling action is the short stories of Buck under his new owner, these are slowly summing up the story. Unfortunately his owner dies, this leaving Buck to fend for himself. This is what leaves to the resolution.

The resolution is the ending or the wrapping up of the story. In The Call of the Wild, Buck has his revenge on the men who murdered his master and then lives the rest of his life with wolfs as his family.

Ancient India

Ancient India has two of the largest rivers. These rivers are the Indus river and the Ganges river. The Indus river was what gave the place the name Indus Valley. The Indus Valley was overrun by the Aryan civilization. There were no written records left behind.

The Aryans were a nomadic tribe from southern Russia who settled in the Indus valley. They had built up six major kingdoms by 600 B.C. But, around 500 B.C. Persia conquered the civilization.

In 321 B.C. Chandragupta Maurya seized power and started the Mauryan empire. This was called the Golden Age. Chandragupta was succeeded by Ashoka who went on an eleven year conquest. He believed in the religion of Buddhism but tolerated other religions. He died in 232 B.C. and the empire fell in 185 B.C.

The next dynasty was the Gupta dynasty which started in 320 A.D. Hinduism was the religion of the time but Buddhism was allowed.

A few interesting points about the culture in India would be the tradition of suttee and the child marriage. Suttee was the tradition that if a man died his widow would be taken and burned. This I am sure was a very terrifying and horrible thing considering the woman had just lost her husband and now was about to be burned. The second interesting fact about Indian culture is the child marriage. The girls were married very, very young. They would often be just children. They could be married to equally young men or even old men who had lost there wives.

Ancient India was a very interesting culture to learn about. The had many false religions and terrifying traditions. I can imagine there was often unrest for these people. We can be thankful that we can place our trust in God and rest in him unlike the ancient Indians.

 

 

 

6th Grade History Class Review

After finishing my 6th grade history class in the Ron Paul Curriculum I learned a lot about the different ancient culture.  I really enjoyed learning about the different cultures like Greek, Roman, and Egyptian. One thing that I noticed that each culture had in common was their greed. There was always a want for power and territory that caused so much death.

My favorite thing about the class was the studies on the people and their lifestyles. Their clothing, homes, food, and entertainment were all very interesting and often similar.

I think the important reason to study this class and to continue studying history is the influence it will have in the future. Studying history will show us the mistakes that were made that should be avoided, and the advancements that should be continued. This is also a reason to record our history for the future generations.

I highly recommend the Ron Paul Curriculum 6th grade history class for others to try. It gave me a lot to think about and challenged me in my writing and studying abilities.