YMMV / The Call of the Wild
on top of that they basically win despite many of the being killed because the team just couldnt stop them. Not long after this the quiet and gentle Dolly: snaps with a blood curdling heart breaking howl, and its so bad that she terrifies everyone, even buck chasing him all over until she is brutally killed with an axe.
- The Scrappy: Hal, Charles and Mercedes for some readers of book.
- Tear Jerker: Everything leading up to Buck leaving John, and then Buck coming back to find John's dead body.
- What an Idiot: Hal, Mercedes and Charles. Just about everything they do is stupid and they're frequently told as much by the other Alaskans. They all pay for it in the end.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Because the story is short, the language is pretty easy, and the protagonist is an animal, this often ends up on kid's shelves and read in middle school. It's actually an extremely bloody story and not at all politically correct when it comes to race and gender.