|turn towards the light|
White Fang begins life in a Plato-style cave, dark on three sides, a mysterious wall of light on the fourth side. Eventually the wolf cub gets up enough nerve to go through the mysterious wall, into the blinding white light, where he he is torn between fear of the unknown and curiosity to take charge of his destiny and to explore the world. The novel is filled with edifying discoveries, such as the law of hurt and the law of meat. Things could be classified into that which hurts and that which does not hurt. The law of meat is: eat or be eaten.