White Fang

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As a pup, White Fang first encounters light at the entrance of the cave, where he is born. He perceives light as a permeable wall by which his father, One Eye, enters and exits the cave. Though White Fang is forbidden to cross the threshold, he crawls towards the light, growing like a flower under its rays. Light, in this way, symbolizes the inborn yearning of all creatures towards growth and development.
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Light Symbol Timeline in White Fang

The timeline below shows where the symbol Light appears in White Fang. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 3
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...eyes not yet opened, he senses and smells the world around him, crawling towards the light at the entrance of the cave. (full context)
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The she-wolf rebukes the gray cub for crawling towards the light. From her sharp nudges and swift strokes, he feels pain and learns to avoid hurt. (full context)
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Yet, the gray cub's fascination with the light at the edge of the cave increases everyday. He perceives it as a wall of... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 4
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...dissipates and "the rush of life" increases, causing him to crawl towards the wall of light. (full context)