“Fifty degrees below zero was to him just precisely fifty degree below zero. That there would be anything more to it than that was a thought that never entered his head.” (London 1048). The trail had over a foot of new snow on it since the last sled had traveled on it was another sign of the traveler’s folly in the journey, but again he ignored this and kept on his journey. In the end the traveler freezes to death and the wolf-dog follows his instinct to find “the other food-providers and fire-providers.” (London 1058). The traveler never uses his will to survive as a guiding force in his decision making plan and is unable or unwilling to admit his defeat until his own
Even though an old timer from Sulpher Creek warned him, that he should not travel the Klondike alone, a man set off on a journey with his husky wolf dog to meet up with some friends. When he started the journey he was excited, and as a newcomer in the Yukon, the cold did not faze him at all. As he got further into the journey he realize that he was not protected enough to withstand the cold, but the anxiety he had within, he didn’t pay much attention to it. Not knowing how dangerous of a situation he was putting himself into, along with his dog, he was just focused on meeting up with his friends. Has he continued along the journey to his surprise what he thought was a safe spot was his plunged entrance into a concealed
I shouldn’t ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog” he also regrets that he was not the one who put his dog down, he thinks that he is the one who was supposed to do it and not let anyone “stranger” do it for him. Candy explains to George what he think they will do after he is not useful anymore, “you seen what they did to my dog? They says he was no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me…” he is so lonely that he is wishing for someone to shoot him and put him out of his misery just like they did with his dog, because he has no one anymore, who will he
Although not disclosed in the book, the readers know it will happen. Candy´s dog is killed , simply for the fact that he is aging , and ¨ smells bad¨ . Due to his old age , he is rendered useless. Candy insinuates that the same will happen to him when he becomes incompetent of fulfilling his duties . The quote ¨ I ought to of shot that dog myself, George.
The man lacks imagination and is not aware of the dangers ahead of him. The main characteristics of the man would be arrogant and confident. He did not listen to other’s advice and ignored the dangers that could be fatal. The old man at Sulfur Creek once told him that nobody should travel in the Yukon alone when it’s fifty degrees below zero, but the man insisted on going and took his dog with him which did not help him during survival. The man struggles with extreme coldness and terrible weather in Yukon.
With frozen hands, he tried again but couldn’t pick up a match and therefore he wouldn’t be able to start a spark. Being able to build a fire in this cold weather was key to the man’s survival and this was a costly mistake. Likewise, he also fell into ice traps. At first, his intentions were to let his dog walk ahead of his path and if the dog fell through, then there was a danger. That worked for a little bit, but then all of the sudden one was unexpected and the man fell through.
The sergeant described the scene, “As whence the sun 'gins his reflection Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break,” (Shakespeare lines 44-45). In this case he was the savior who helped them in the difficult battle. His goodness broke through the storm that plagued them. The next time weather is used in relation to Macbeth, the darkness is tied to his actions. When he snuck into King Duncan’s room to murder him, the weather is described as being stormy.
The chance had come to give full play to the passions of a lifetime. But a man who has been brought up under the code of a restraining civilization cannot easily nerve himself to shoot down his neighbor in cold blood and without word spoken, except for an offence against his hearth and honor.” The passage mentions nothing of the law, or fear of consequences – Ulrich does shoot purely out of his own code of ethics. Shooting would solve the feud in his favor (you can’t trespass on land if you’re dead, and you certainly can’t file a lawsuit to try and win the land back) but refuses even with opportunity is spades. Throughout the story, Ulrich never harms or attempts to sabotage Georg, despite Georg’s harsh words and violation of the land Ulrich believes to be his. When
This disconnect lead to nature overpowering him and by the time he noticed how powerful nature can be, it was too late. In this text, the man has a dog with him, but unlike the dog, the man has no natural instincts on weather or direction. But, since the man does not express any honor or respect for the natural world that the two are experiencing, the dog doesn’t contribute his natural instinct to the man as he is lost in the wilderness. The lack of connection between the natural dog and the man is expressed by, “And still later it [the dog] crept close to the man and caught the scent of death… Then it turned up and trotted up the trail in the direction of the camp it know, where there were the other food providers- and fire-providers” (1058). During the time of the man’s journey,
He shows how even the people risking their lives do not even care much for war and have become so numb to the horrors of their situation. The main character Fred Collins makes a journey through a death field risking his life for water that was then spilled by his comrades. While Fred was on his journey into the battle zone, “He wondered why he did not feel some keen agony of fear” and this is because he has become numbed to all the dead surrounding him. Meanwhile instead of being present in their state of being under attack, and put effort into their side of the war some of the men discuss “..the greatest questions of the national existence.” This showcases how even the men whose lives are at risk could care less about what is actually happening in the war around them. This ironic display of how even the soldiers find their battles to be unimportant reveals Crane’s explicit distaste for
The Epilogue of Parris After being voted from office, Parris had nowhere to go, but he would never let the citizens of Salem see his apprehension. He knew God had a purpose for him and obviously Salem was not where he was meant to bring forth God’s blessing. That is why he planned to travel to Boston and share God’s blessing with people who would respect him. However, after days of walking in the sweltering heat of Massachusetts in July, his usually well groomed face was now covered in scruff and his clothes had turned a strange off white color from excessive sweating. Though his appearance was different, Parris was still the pretentious man he had been in Salem.
“The man” also doesn’t take the time to figure out that building a fire under a spruce tree may not be the best idea. He bases his actions by intellectuality—like scientific indicators, such as when he bases the temperature with degrees Fahrenheit. The man decided against or never thought about what would occur with the use of instincts and without the use of them, he wasn’t informed of exactly how dangerous some actions were. Where the man lacks due to free will, it exonerates his responsibility of the accidents that he has. London writes for the second accident as his “own fault or, rather, his mistake.” Fault implies an individual has full or complete responsibility.