In Jack London 's "To Build a Fire," London reveals how a man walks through a tough winter in one of the many forests found in Yukon, Alaska. Facing a myriad amount of obstacles along the way; he depends on how he should tackle his problems when they appear during his journey instead of thinking ahead rationally and beyond the obvious. Before the nameless man leaves off to his harsh expedition he was forewarned by an elderly that “no man must travel alone in the Klondike after fifty below"(London). The man decides to ignore the elders warning and continues his path. If he would of listened to the wise man, he would have avoided all the sticky situations that would soon come his way and ultimately lead him to his demise.
In the story “To Build a Fire” by Jack London and the short film “To Build a Fire” Directed by David Cobham a man and dog were traveling through the Yukon trail because of the gold rush. While they were travling through the Yukon trail they ran into problems along the way. During the problems the man and dog thought differently and similarly. The man and dog think differently in some situations like when the man or chechaquo(New comer) was trying to kill the dog.The man and dog also think similarly in other situations like, they both have the same idea of survival. For example, the man and dog both think the same about the fire.
Then they head off with Peetyuk and another Eskimo, to find their way back to uncle Angus and Alphonse. The conclusion is when Jamie, Awasin and Peetyuk reach uncle Angus, Alphonse and the rest of the Cree tribe. They will never head out to the Barrens by themselves ever
For example, “The man from Sulphur creek had spoken the truth when telling how cold it sometimes gets in the country. And he had laughed at the time” (London 15). This suggests that he disregarded the warning as if he never received it in the first place, and let his pride get the best of him thinking he knew better than the old man. He described the old-timers to be womanish, and claim that any man who is a man could travel alone. Although he ended up
Because this piece was written to be spoken, the use of repetition has a greater impact. While the audience listens, they can detect the emphasis the speaker puts on certain words. For example, Rowling reveals a specific instance from her past, where a young man who lost everything wished happiness for Rowling’s future. Not only was this ironic considering the horrible acts this man has endured, but it was also very impactful because of the way Rowling depicted it. This highlights another main idea, that life is a gift and there are always people who have it worse.
This is the first sign of physical distress that we encounter in this poem, which plays a significant a part in the underlying importance of the story. The third sentence tells the reader what the man is leaving behind, and why he is leaving his small hut. Again, it is clear that this man is incredibly poor, stating, “He’d have had to leave his wife asleep on a cornshuck mat...” (13-14). What little possessions this man has, he is leaving behind to go bury his son, who was “bundled in a burlap
/ When he went to the food cart he returned with an orange juice” for the lady (29-30). Now don’t let that kind of action full the mind because the rest of their interaction he just nodded his head every once and a while. The restraint he showed by not belittling the lady because of her lack of knowledge is a feat within itself. To add onto that he kept his mouth shut by keeping his opinions to himself. The actions of this man speak for it self and show how easy it was for American settlers to take advantage of the Indians.
The source of the main conflict in the story is the man’s need to build a fire after getting his leg soaked in sub zero water, and we can see the first way the theme is shown from his fall. The man was walking along a creek off the Yukon river, heading upstream for a potential gold mining spot, when he broke through the ice and submerged his leg. He quickly, but extremely carefully, starts to build a fire, as even he has the common sense to realize that he must quickly warm heat his leg. London states, “He knew he
young women walked past him one day and changed the way he expressed himself by writing the following: “It is a beautiful day, but I can’t see it” (Gardner). The act of help by the lady gave immediate result and the man received more money and help than ever before. This truly shows how much power and influence words and language have on people; when the helpful woman changed the words it seems like the people got a greater insight on how it actually is to be a blind man. They had the opportunity to enjoy the sunny day and have a great time whereas a high numbers of persons didn’t have the same opportunities to enjoy the day. Therefore, the people walking past the blind man started sympathizing with him in contrast to the time before the sign was rewritten by the lady.
People have walked the same wintery paths for centuries and fail to make it to their destination but people still walk them. People climb mountains to say that they can. People cross snowy fields to get to the other side but people rarely do. In the short documentary Cold by Anson Fogel and the short story To Build a Fire by Jack London it shows people going head to head with nature. They show that if you don’t respect, and accept nature then you will have no motivation to live.