In Jack London 's "To Build a Fire," he reveals how a man goes through a harsh winter in the forest facing multiple obstacles along the way. He has to depend on what he thinks he should do when problems arise instead of thinking intuitively and beyond the obvious. Before the unnamed man left on his expedition he was warned by an old timer "that no man must travel alone in the Klondike after fifty below" (London 238). If the man would have listened to the old timer in the beginning of the story he would have never had to be in any of the situations. But because the man likes to think for himself, it costs him his life.
Finally, when man and dogs has gained sufficient strength and craft, he may prey on those weaker than himself, knowing that, as London saw it, “Mercy did not exist in the primordial life. It was misunderstood for fear, and such misunderstanding made for death. Kill or be killed, eat or be eaten, was the
In the short story “To Build a Fire”, Jack London uses naturalism and determinism to develop the plot. Naturalism pits the protagonist against the harsh conditions of the natural world that cares so little for humans. Determinism in this short story expresses that all outcomes result from a predetermined fate that the protagonist is bound to. The unnamed protagonist needed to have specific skills to be able to survive in these harsh conditions, but this protagonist had too many weaknesses and not enough strengths to survive; these weaknesses determine his fate and lead to his demise. Naturalism is the main reason for the demise of the protagonist due to the harsh natural conditions of the environment.
This is seen in the capitalistic story of “To Build a Fire.” The man knew that falling into the water will ultimately lead to his death but if the dog broke through the ice it would survive. In this instance man and beast could work together to maneuver through the harsh environment and would eventually become successful. The dog represents the community the nameless man is within but because this story portrays a capitalist society, the man is unable to build off the knowledge of the animal. London teases the audience with his own political beliefs when the man sends the dog forward to test the ice and after it breaks through the weak ice, he helps it remove the ice from its paw. If “To Build a Fire” were to portray his true beliefs the entire story, a mutual relationship would be created by the nameless man and his surrounding community.
The pose writer of this piece “Of Mice and Men” reproduces closure to his conclusive chapter doing exactly this, a tie back ending. As well as we were told on the first chapter "Lennie if you jus' happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an' hide in the brush… Hide in the brush till I come for you" just here Lennie is during this last chapter, he got on a misfortuned accident. Throughout the story Lennie is represented as a clumsy strong man who doesn't recognize or even know about his strength, he often kills soft thing since he pets them way too hard, this action and conduct repeats at least four times during the novella. Lennie’s killing habit foreshadows the events of this penultimate chapter leading to the consequences of the last chapter. The last scene of Lennie and George displays their usual relationship Lennie committing mistakes and George being mad at him.
To have that many horrible things happen to one family is impossible. Sinclair also said that the meat that America ate had dead rats, rat poop, and rotten, poisonous meat in them. While these claims are true, the imagery he used was to a point that is no longer meant to sell you an idea, but to sell you a book, and convince you to tell your friends about this book, who in turn buy it. Lastly, Sinclair’s background as a muckraker who’s had practice in commercial nonfiction, with his use of dramatic and grabby titles to sell magazines, is seen in his writing of the Jungle. All of these examples prove that Sinclair wrote the Jungle with, above all else, a thirst for money and to sell as many books as he could, proving it to be a work of commercial
Any normal man would have given up as soon as he saw the Cyclops eating his men, but Odysseus does not. He comes up with a smart plan to escape the cave. Odysseus first hurts Polyphemus in the eye, which leads to Polyphemus yelling for help. However, Odysseus tells the Cyclops his name is “Nohbdy,” so the other Cyclopes hear nothing is wrong. While the blinded Polyphemus is sitting by the wide-open cave entrance, Odysseus ties his men under three sheep.
Rorschach, one of the heroic characters who is determined to fight for the goodness, dies by giving up his moral standings. The villain Adrian Veit kills and frames innocent people, however, he has the intention to create goodness in the world. The moral contradictions in Watchmen fails to make clear what values the dystopia is criticizing. In conclusion, the masked heroes emerged to work for America driven by patriotism in order to protect citizens from themselves. The masked heroes are normal humans too and most of them have pessimistic view of humanity that human nature would always bring problems to the world and the peace is impossible.
And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it --oh so gently!”(Poe 3). Again he claims he knows he not mad because of how precise he was, but what is keeping him from being sane is that there are many mad people who are able to create precise and accurate plans if they are truly after something. Another action that would make the narrator insane is that he not only killed the man and just hid the evidence but he chopped up the body and poured out the blood. As he still tries to convince you he’s not mad, he says, “If still you think me mad, you will think so no longer
According to his journalls all of them stand short in froint of his tall ambition of exercising a godlike control on life. This shows that he desired to turn nature into his slave . Aylmer is a symbol of science and intellect used by the writer to prove his point by not showing much deep deatails of a character of a norml short story . he is presented as a model of cpmplete fiction fiction to show the consequencesof the situation when mindoperates independent of morality. Hawthorne suggests by his work that ambition regardless of morality always results in disaster and death