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'White Fang' Questions for Study and Discussion

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Study Guide White Fang is a famous book by Jack London. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
  • What is significant about the title?

  • What are the conflicts in White Fang? What types of conflict (physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional) do you see in this novel?

  • How does Jack London reveal character in White Fang?

  • What are some themes in the story? How do they relate to the plot and characters?

  • What are some symbols in White Fang? How do they relate to the plot and characters?

  • Are the characters consistent in their actions? Which characters are fully developed? How? Why?

  • How does Charles Darwin and Friedrich Nietzsche relate to White Fang?

  • Do you find the characters likable? Would you want to meet or spend time with any of them?

  • Does the novel end the way you expected? How? Why?

  • What is the central/primary purpose of the story? Is the purpose important or meaningful?

  • How does White Fang compare to The Call of the Wild? How are they similar? Different? Do you prefer one novel over the other? Why? Why not?

  • How essential is the setting? Could the novel have taken place anywhere else?

  • Would you recommend this book to a friend?

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