In the book “Into the Wild” written by John Krakauer, and the short story “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, both represent and differ similarities within these stories. These two stories represent a selfish man thinking they can tackle an adventure in the wild. The two main characters live and experience identical deaths. The similarities between these two characters are nothing more than that both men travelled in similar harsh winter weather conditions, despite the fact both men were informed before their travels it would not be a simple journey to survive. Why would people face harsh weather conditions with little to no aid for them to survive?
In both stories an example of determinism would be that both of the men’s outcomes were determined by nature. In “Love of Life” nature really did decide his fate, because he was forced to struggle through the frigid weather without shelter, and in the search food. However bleak it may have seemed nature did show him mercy by allowing him to find the ship and allowing the reachers come to his rescue. In “To Build A Fire” nature forced the man through all of the hardships of being cold and hungry for so long that there could only one outcome, his demise at the end of the story by the freezing cold. All in all we can see London’s use of regionalism and naturalism did infact impacted the outcome of the stories he
Unfortunately for him, at the beginning of his journey, the cold did not bother The Man. He states, “it was cold and uncomfortable, and that was all…it did not lead him to consider his weaknesses as a creature affected by temperature” (London 2). The man knew it was extremely cold, but failed to recognize the intense gravity of his situation: he did not process it as a viable threat. Eventually, this lack of fear caused his unfortunate demise. As the story goes on, his environment begins to
Many of the great heroes like Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Desmond Doss all had a powerful influence not only on the lives of those directly affected by them but also by those who have heard stories of their courage and persistence. In The Hobbit, while many of the characters inspire Bilbo, the hobbit’s influence on the others is more prevalent. For example, perhaps the character Bilbo Baggins has the greatest influence on is Thorin Oakenshield. At the start of their journey and after defeating Smaug, Thorin’s greatest enemies are greed and pride. But near the end of the novel shortly before his death, a major change occurs in him.
“To Build a Fire” has regionalism, naturalism, and realism has many examples. The regionalism for To Build a Fire starts with the beginning of the story when London described the “day as broken and gray” and the main character “climbs a high earth-bank” and the “Yukon is hidden under three feet of ice”. “London”. The naturalism in the story has multiple examples but the overall theme of it is that natural doesn 't care about the man in the story with the temperature being colder then he thought and when he walks on the ice and gets his feet and then you got the men building his finally fire in which he pulls to much twigs and sticks from the tree so the consequence is that the tree drops all its snow on him and the fire. The final example of
Beams of warm light and soft background noises of chirping birds and distant running water while standing in the midst of grand shades of green and brown; this is often the image that pops into a person’s head once the word “nature” is uttered, not the extreme conditions it crafts that take more lives than one can count. Nature is all around us and it is a part of us, humanity was born from it and it can just as easily be destroyed by it. In the short story “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, the literary era of Naturalism is evident in how, in spite of all efforts to the contrary, the protagonist is ultimately defeated by nature. His death was not born out of some malicious hidden agenda by nature but rather by the man’s own arrogance; nature
While Stephen King is an excellent, skilled author, Edgar Allan Poe won the rap battle because of how his writing, fame, and life experiences have impacted literature. Family and life were influential factors in the startup of Edgar Allan Poe’s career as an
John green co-owns a YouTube channel with his brother called Vlog Brothers with many reviews stating that “This is funny from every perspective.” Looking For Alaska is a very well written book. John Green has completed a double major in English and Religious studies which would certainly help with his writing especially since he already had passion and talent. He also writes about what interests him so he can go into more detail, and write about it more confidently. In conclusion john green has written a marvellous book he has used the universal them so most can relate. It is hilarious, you won’t be able to put it down.
Body Paragraph The short stories “The Scarlet Ibis” and “To Build a Fire” were both written in the 1900s. Both strictly follow the protagonist throughout the story. The stories use many similar narrative elements to create similar effects. In both stories, the characters undergo a tragedy that strongly affects them. The stories “To Build a Fire” and the “Scarlet Ibis” share plot components such as long expeditions and a tragedy in the end that largely impact the characters, theme, and story development in similar ways.
Jack London’s short story, “To Build a Fire,” is the tragic tale of a man "who, against the advice of an old timer, ventures out into the harsh environment if the Yukon with only the company of a wolf-like dog. Due to his failure to heed the Old Timer's advice, the man is unprepared for the below freezing temperatures and becomes a victim of the harsh terrain. Towards the beginning of his journey, the man gets his feet wet as he falls through the ice into the water of a spring. The extremely low temperature means that the man needs to quickly build a fire to prevent his feet from freezing. Frantically, the man attempts to create a fire, however, his efforts prove to be ineffective.