The club is a symbol of violence, discipline, and obedience. Throughout the novel, humans use the violent power of the club to make their animals submissive and obedient. Gray Beaver clubs White Fang when he's a pup, so that he will obey him. Beauty Smith also forces White Fang's submission by clubbing him. Through the club, London shows how violence and obedience can go hand-in-hand.
The Club Quotes in White Fang
The White Fang quotes below all refer to the symbol of The Club. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dover Publications edition of White Fang published in 1991.).
Part 3, Chapter 2 Quotes
For behind any wish of [man's] was power to enforce that wish, power that hurt, power that expressed itself in clouts and clubs, in flying stones and stinging lashes of whips.
The Club Symbol Timeline in White Fang
The timeline below shows where the symbol The Club appears in White Fang. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 6