An Analysis Of Jack London's To Build A Fire

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Have you ever imagined of being alone? Or worse, at a temperature sixty degrees below zero? How long would you have survived? What would you do to make your way through? In 1908 Jack London wrote a short story called To Build a Fire. It’s a story about a man fighting the nature to survive, at a temperature sixty below zero. The man’s attitude in the beginning of the story caused him to suffer and regret his decisions. At the beginning of the story, the man is exceedingly confident in his journey and truly believes that he will be successful in reaching his camp. If the man had someone to go with him on his journey, it would be much safer for him. Instead of taking a human he took a dog. Just a little before he left for his ice-cold journey on the Yukon trail in London, he was warned…show more content…
The dog also falls into the unfrozen water, but he quickly licks the ice off his paws. The dog recognizes that if he leaves the ice on its feet, walking will become harder. The dog does not know this the way a human would know, but I guess the dog is smarter than the man. The man decided that he is going to make a fire with his last match under a tree. He actually made a fire, it was all nice, but only for a few minutes. The snow began to fade and cut down from the tree on the fire and puts it out for good, the man has no other choice, but to freeze. He can no longer make a fire, and without the fire, he will freeze to death. If the man just had placed the fire in a more open space, everything would have been fine. This story tells us that a man without knowledge on how to survive is going to end up dying. The man’s attitude in the beginning of the story caused him to suffer and regret his decisions. All his mistakes made him end up dead. What would you have done in those situations? Would you have known what to do? Would you have worked your way through? I leave these questions for you to

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