He takes a risk that could either pay off mightily or possibly send him to his death. The Man is lead to a yukon territory that is extremely cold. He is isolated from all people and only has a dog making the journey with him. It is clear that the temperature becomes the man's enemy, “Fifty degrees below zero meant 80 degrees of frost. Such facts told him that it was cold and uncomfortable, and that was all.
While on his journey, he was not cautious while carrying out tasks (Gonzales 97). For instance, the dog knew that it was brutally cold outside. When the man left the fire the dog stayed. The main character should have noticed the dog’s actions, but did not. He fell through the ice and soaked himself from the knees down (London 83).
However, the winter at Valley Forge was harsh with the cold seeping into their poorly built shelters and the little amount of supplies they had was not enough to keep everyone alive and healthy. Much of the time, soldiers were dying not from the honor of fighting, but by choosing to remain fighting after their enlistment and dying from illnesses. The soldiers at Valley Forge
The internal conflict was expressed more so in the midst of the story when the main character started his hike up to camp to find the boys and he realized it was a lot colder than he thought. During this time he remembered the old man from Sulphur Creek who told him about the weather previously before and that he shouldn’t go alone. The internal conflict came at an climax when the man realized he could freeze to death since he was not able to start a fire and his method of beating his hands to spark a feeling of sensation didn’t work. He was at anger with himself when he realized he was at fault with this predicament he was in, and coming to an end he accept his fate of death and died lying in the snow. This story relates to the societal message that people need people, if the main character would have just had someone with him he could of survived and would’ve made it back to camp, but he decided to go alone and being alone is what ended his
'I don't have any fun at home. I hate to go to school. I like to camp out. You won't take me back home again, Snake-eye, will you? '.” The boy obviously didn't want to go home because he didn't like his lifestyle because it was to boring and being out in the woods was an adventure to him that he didn't want to end.Also the boy said something that made the two men a little worried.”It's an awful thing to hear a strong, desperate, fat man scream incontinently in a cave at daybreak.I jumped up to see what the matter was.
The forces of nature are unable to be predicted, especially in an environment where someone has not familiarized themselves with. London explains how the forces of the environment are not in favor of the man who chooses to disregard the warnings that were given to him. At the beginning of the man’s journey he had been warned by the old man about the harsh winter months that the Yukon would offer those who travel through the wilderness. However, he chose to ignore the warnings and proceed on his endeavor of the Yukon. For example, “The man from Sulphur creek had spoken the truth when telling how cold it sometimes gets in the country.
In metaphoric terms this means Hardships in life. When Frost uses begin to die in fall he means the hardships start coming. Dally is represented by this part because as soon as Johnny died his life flipped around and started to get hard. “Damnit, Johnny…” he begged , slamming one fist against the wall, hammering it to make it obey his will. “Oh, damnit, Johnny, don’t die, please don't die…” He suddenly bolted through the door and down the hall.This just shows how dependent Dally was on Johnny and his friendship, but now he’s going have to struggle to make it without him in his life\ “So Edan sank to grief.” In literal terms this means All growth is dead.
In a fateful turn of events the young man’s wish of a grand legacy, his plans and dreams are utterly lost.The fact that the family lives in a very precarious place - next to a mountain where there have been many landslides and that a slide can occur at any moment -- is significant in this story because at the end, a slide does occur and the family and the guest are killed. Nature represents fate in the story. Neither the family nor the guest has any control over what happens to them in the story, in spite of the "ambitious" plans of the guest. The fact that the guest did not achieve any of his goals and how the family members did not achieve any great accomplishments become irrelevant when they are all killed. The irony of the story is that in spite of his plans, no one remembers the guest.
I'm going to be talking about John Colter and Tom Murphy's disadvantages and advantages when they were out exploring. And how hard it must have been on both of them to go out in the freezing cold, by themselves. They had to take care of themselves. It was a cold night up in Yellow Stone, when John Colter was walking around out there all by himself in the freezing cold, he even had to build his own shelter which was probably hard, so when John Colter finally had found such a good spot to put his shelter. He started building it he had a tarp and he said you have to tie the knights not too tight because it's cold out and you don’t want to sit there trying to untie knots but you have to tie it to a sturdy tree branch or a big stick that has fallen from a tree.
The man was a ruthless man who did not give up very easily, even in the most obviously bad situations. “The tragic tale of a man who decides to travel alone through the hostile environment of the Yukon in sub-freeing temperatures and falls victim to the unrelenting and unforgiving power of nature(Robbins).” The man was a stubborn man who did not think ahead of what the possibilities of his actions may result in. This man did not make very good choices of what he should have done when looking for his buddies, in result, he did not survive because he froze to death in the snow storm. The man made a choice to light all his matches at once, and a possibility for that little time he got some warmth and made the wrong choice because then after he had no more
McCunn was careless he didn’t remember to get a way out of the arctic for winter time, he died painfully. It was a life lesson to pay attention to the signs around you. To be safe rather than sorry, McCunn to me was stupid, he threw away shotgun shells just because he thought he could, he didn’t pay attention to his surrounding, he didn’t even know how to signal help. He never helped himself so no one could help him, this was similar to McCandles. Alex had limited supplies, he stopped all contact with the people who knew of him.
He wasn’t as good of a swimmer as his father but his father talks to him about Sonny’s mother and how she would have taught him. Sonny’s father went back in and he tried to catch a stingray but it swam away. This of course scared Sonny even more. Even though he was afraid, he kept on trying and eventually he got it down.