Argumentative Essay In “To Build a Fire,” the story of an unnamed man traveling along the Yukon Trail with a dog is told. Throughout the story, the man’s death is foreshadowed. The husky that he is traveling with has a natural instinct and understands, seemingly more than the man, that traveling the Yukon Trail in the freezing cold temperatures is extremely dangerous. The man soon learns how cold it is when he spits. His saliva turns into ice before hitting the ground, and he knows this means that it is more than fifty degrees below freezing.
The novel contains very good separation, initiation, and return phases which did not reflect the conventional monomyth archetype. The separation phase involves Brian noticing his environment as well as how the temperature was changing, and because of that, Brian no longer felt the sense of security that he had before. The initiation phase involves Brian Preparing himself for different challenges. for instance, Brian felt that his survival was being threatened by a bear, so he is decided to take matters into his own hands and attempt to fabricate a much larger and more powerful version of his bow. The return phase sees Brian discover two parallel mysterious straight lines in the snow.
Also in the story it shows that Rainsford is a major and famous hunter. General Zaroff mentions how he read Rainsfords books on hunting the Snow Leopard. Also in the story General Zaroff says that he admires Rainsford and his hunting school. In my life I have been a hunter like Rainsford. I have also been hunted like Rainsford just not on that serious of a note.
There was no sun or promise of sun, although there was not a cloud in the sky. It was a clear day. (London 64) In these first few lines, London uses very simple words and little complex vocabulary, but through his use of facts, he is able to create the imagery of a cold and gray day in a Yukon forest. The simplicity in diction is important in building London's style because it allows him to have conciseness in his writing. Syntax Syntax is very basic as far as sentence structure goes, but it does have quite a bit meaning behind it.
In the beginning of the story, he stops for a breath at the top of a steep hill but has to excuse the act by check his watch revealing his pride (London 2). The nameless man’s arrogance also shines through by his attempt to conquer the deadly Yukon alone, during his first winter. He exaggerates his survival abilities when he takes a separate, longer path than his buddies at the cabin with nothing more
Freshwater fishing doesn’t even require a boat, but for best results it is recommended. Therefore, freshwater boats aren’t anything special, you can use a pontoon, ski boat, or even a speed boat. There is no specific requirements in order to be able to fish safely in freshwater. I personally have fished from all three of those examples, and all offer their own benefits. Saltwater fishing boats have specific requirements that need to be met in order to safely fish in the ocean.
In “The Storm,” storm itself plays an important role in the story. Changing phases of the storm reflect on what’s going on with the main character, Calixta. The weather pushes the plot along. First, when the storm is coming, we know that Calixta is home alone engaged in her activities, and we can sense that something is going to happen. When the storm begins, the atmosphere changes with arrival of main character old friend, Alcee.
The passage argues that the agnostids have three possible way of living and provides details to advocate these theories. However, the professor claims that these theories are unconvincing and repudiates all three of them. At first, the reading passage posits that the agnostids were able to swim in the open ocean and they feed on small animals. Conversely, the lecturer refutes this ratiocination by imparting that species who inhabit this region in the ocean enjoy powerful eyesight. This ability is necessary for them to track small animals to prey on, However, agnostids suffer from poor eyesight and they had impotent and sometimes blind eyes.
Another difference between "The Story of Keesh" and "Life of Pi" is that both stories have a different setting of harsh environment.For instance, in "The Story of Keesh" the setting of the harsh environment is in The Arctic according to London, Jack. "The Story of Keesh”Common Core Code X, Scholastic Inc, 2014, pages 61 states that "When the North gales make their long sweep across the icepack, and the air is filled with flying white, and no man may venture forth... For each winter the sun leaves the land in darkness. "In this quote, the author explains the environment in the Arctic is so extreme that for every winter the sun would disappear and leave the land in total darkness with no visibility of light.Because they have no visibility of light
McCandless was very primitive and never bragged about his wealthiness. Do you think I want some fancy boat? I don’t need a new car, I don’t want a new car, I don’t want anything (McCandless, 2008). I admire Mccandless for this very reason. Disregarding the bad decisions he made; his openness was enough for me to esteem him.
13. The author’s views towards the subject are understanding, and appreciative for what Chris McCandless had done. The author could relate to Chris’s story as he had his own experiences hiking alone in the wild with no way of getting help. “I would go to Alaska, ski inland from the sea across thirty miles of glacial ice, and ascend this mighty nordwand. I decided, moreover, to do it alone.” (Krakauer, 135) This quote is about the author and his trek up the Stikine Ice Cap, like Chris he decided to adventure on his own, removing himself from society.
This book takes the reader through in-depth history like first explorers at the base of the mountain and famous climbers who summit. He also writes with extreme detail about the Sherpa culture, for without their skills and adaptations, the attempt to summit would be inconceivable. But along Krakauer’s journey to Mount Everest’s peak, he adds how much more accessible the mountain has become as a result of commercialization. Into Thin Air is most known for its precise structure of the storm in the Death Zone. Although many disagree and criticize his memory of the blizzard, Krakauer recalls specific locations and struggles of the other climbers.
“The Story of Keesh” and the “Life of Pi”, both discuss having to survive in an extreme environment. How do Keesh and Pi survive in an extreme environment? To begin with, Keesh and Pi both endured extreme weather environments. First, Keesh was in the winter and darkness. The evidence to support this “when the north gales make their long sweep across the ice pack, and the air is filled with flying white”(pg.61).
A pithouse is partly dug in the ground and covered by a roof. They hunted fish such as Tomcod, Atlantic salmons, mackerel, brook trout, herring, and cod. Other animals they hunted are raccoons, bears, squirrels, beavers, moose, seals, and caribou. As well as, in the winter there hunting game was very small because, it was a normal cold, and not a harsh cold or not that cold. The Mi’kmaqs are a committed, hardworking tribe, because they do things for themselves like hunting and making shelter.