Mercedes's language in reference to the story "Call of the Wild" actually means civilization. She had brought numerous belongings along with her and they were much more than the dogs could pull. Her decision of not parting with any of the belongings would ultimately lead to her death. One can easily draw a clear difference between civilization and wildness.
Shobha Rajadhyaksha, also known as Shobhaa De (born 7 January 1948), is the author of the book "Superstar India: From Incredible to unstoppable ". She is an Indian columnist and novelist. De is best known for her depiction of socialites and sex in her works of fiction, for which she has come to be known as the "Jackie Collins of India".