He must use his imagination rather than using his instincts to survive. As the man started on his journey he was warned by an old man to not travel alone on the Yukon. If the man would have listened to the old man in the beginning of the story he would have never had to endure any of these challenges. Because the man likes to think for himself, it costs him his life. London shows readers that the outcome of events can change drastically if actions are analyzed with instinctive insight.
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.
The man’s initial failure to build a fire shows how much he needs one. That the man is unable to eat without a fire despite keeping his lunch against his body again attests to the way his preparations are not enough to face this cold. This first successful fire establishes fire as a source of life and protection, important to the man’s survival in the story. The dog’s attachment to the fire shows that its instinctual knowledge is more effective in this situation than the man’s scientific knowledge. The lack of care between dog and man is further established: both are only focused on their own survival and wellbeing.
(113) Getting wet would only delay him, "at the very least it meant delay, for he would be forced to stop and build a fire...." (113) Every time he thought he came across a frozen pool, he would force the dog to go first to see if it is safe or not. At this point and time, he begins to get more and more nervous about
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.
A freeride is a place where you can feel the motion and parctise your skills but it was my first day. Vadim looked at me and laught straight away he said it takes people ages to actually leran how to snowboard. The cable cart got to the top and I was so into the idea of going to the freeride and Vadim said ‘why not then’. I had an amazingly calm time. But as on the freeride people don’t usually go there because if you will fall down no-one would help you there as you are no sopposed to be there.
In the film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee he is portrayed by August Schellenberg. In the film he had no choice but to go to the Reservation and no longer live the way he always had. It did not follow the rules and resisted the reservations ridiculous laws, which eventually got him shot. He was known as a great leader who would never surrender, which is one reason why he is so widely known. Sitting bull did not want to assimilate and lose the land that was sacred to his people.
Many viewed McCandless to be egotistical due to the fact that he left his entire life to pursue his personal desires, and he didn’t think about how others would feel after he left, or if he did, he didn’t care. McCandless was also seen as ignorant. He was not only careless with the feelings of others, but also with his well being. He didn’t seem to know what would be awaiting him in the wild because he didn’t bring many supplies or do too much to prepare, which is what set him apart from a typical adventurer. Chris McCandless was an ignorant narcissist, which was made clear through his recklessness.
Christopher McCandless insists that a life of uniformity is damaging to the adventurous spirit that is inherent to all people, and shows a strong disapproval towards people who fail to maximize their potential for adventure. McCandless notes that the very basic core of a man’s living spirits is his passion for adventure, and that “nothing is more damaging” to the adventurous spirit of a man than a secure future (57). By insisting that “nothing is more damaging,” McCandless shows frustration towards the secure lifestyles of the vast majority of people around the world. His use of the word “nothing” indicates that McCandless sees men’s pursuit of security, something most people reach for in the modern age, as something that absolutely kills off the spirit for adventure. To stress this point,
He was a transcendentalist because of his self-reliance, confidence and non-conformity. Even some people thought that McCandless was mentally unstable that was not the case. To begin with, Chris McCandless’ self-reliance embodies him because of his need to live off nature. On his journey into the wild, Chris relied on himself and nature to survive. He was disciplined when it came to what he needed, and didn’t have to communicate with others all the time.