He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness. He made a lot of mistakes based on arrogance. I don’t admire him at all for his courage nor his noble ideas. Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” shows that Shaun believes Chris had no common sense in his doing for leaving society for the wild. I agree with Callarman’s position of thinking “ he had no common sense” and that he was “bright and Ignorant” because Chris thinks he did not have much to offer in his society, ditched all his possessions to take a trip into the Alaskan Wilderness and did not have much common sense or survival skills.
The man was doomed from the beginning; his lack of assets and the skills required to go into the cold mountains left him vulnerable. He believed that if he went out seeking a challenge and to prove his manhood he would come out unscathed. However this was untrue and is the reason he eventually had died frozen and alone in the unforgiving colds of the mountain. The way in which he died showed us that he was Arrogant, cocky, and felt the need to be superior. The wolf that stayed faithful to the man was the only soul that accompanied him on his suicide mission.
From the short story readers can find that the bad natural environment killed the man. It is important for people to realize the power of natural. “Naturalism not only maintains that the environment is deterministic, but indifferent. The environment does nothing to help its inhabitants; in fact, it is coldly indifferent to their existence and struggle. In ‘To Build a Fire,’ the Yukon would
As the book goes on, Paul starts to overcome his fears by confronting Erik and Arthur. He overame the fears that dominated his life. For once Paul wasn’t afriad, instead showing courage and bravery. Others might dissagree and say that Paul reveals fear because on it says “... I felt afraid for the first time, afriad that we might all get sucked down and drwon in the mud”, Even if Paul was sacred, he forgot about that and saved multipul kids from the sinkhile in this quote, “My glasses were so caked with mud that I couold no longer se anything clearly.
The book “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer describes a man by the name of Christopher McCandless that ventures out into the wilderness of Alaska unprepared which causes him to struggle during his adventure. This leads many people to question whether Chris was mentally sane or had problems. As time goes on during his stay in the wilderness, it started to make him realize all of the skills he had and didn’t have. Although his actions show that he was very inept at living in the wild. Burres was concerned but also knew that “He was smart.
In “To Build a Fire” our main character is described as “He was a newcomer in the land, and this was his first winter.The trouble with him was that he was not able to imagine. He was quick and ready in the things of life, but only in the things, and not in their meanings.” (London 65) He was a man that had too much faith in his abilities and didn’t listen to others advice. On the other hand our main character in “The Law of Life” he is described by himself as “It is well. I am as a last year 's leaf, clinging lightly to the stem. The first breath that blows, and I fall.
However, each time Victor faces the monster he created he becomes very ill and passes out and then falls into a sickness for months. When he wakes from these illnesses his creation is gone and has “traveled somewhere else”, or Victor’s just hallucinating at certain times which is when the creation disappears. This theory makes sense due to the fact that in the book the creature travels to the mountains by foot very easily and travels around various places. Any human wouldn’t be able to travel through the mountains in those conditions with the minimal clothes and food that he had. According to “How Humans Deal With and Survive Extreme Cold” ,by Paul Ward, in the cold with no protection and with the condition Victor’s creation was already in his cells should’ve died due to the blood flow loss and should’ve resulted in at least severe frostbite.
Why would people face harsh weather conditions with little to no aid for them to survive? Throughout the story “into the wild”, Chris after months of “living off the land” in Alaska, starves to death in his bus after finally finding a moose which gave him hope, but since he had not eaten in days and it was infested with flies and bugs, he passes away. He could not eat the moose without obtaining a disease and getting sick. Likewise, in the short story “to build a fire”, the man is faced against harsh weather conditions of 70 below 0 while walking through the Yukon trail for many hours. After falling in the river, the man sits down underneath a tree, and passes away due to his fire being put out by the snow and limited matches.
During the snowball incident, he was the main reason why Mrs. Dempster went into premature labour. However, almost his whole life he denies and avoids the fact that Mrs Dempster went into premature labour because of him. Instead of apologizing for his actions, he denies and avoids the situation by running away with no kind of compensation for what he had caused. Denying the incident in this case had actually helped Percy stay motivated unlike Dunstan, who was motivated in life by his guilty conscience. “I threw a snowball at you, and I guess it gave you a good smack.
If Pavel Ivanitch represents man’s need for philosophical reminiscing before death, the lack of human companion in “To Build a Fire” represents that a human’s lack of respect for necessary human companionship in time of need will lead to their demise. Under impression of the cold, the protagonist did not “meditate upon his frailty as a creature of temperature, and upon man’s frailty in general” (London). The protagonist does not listen to the dog’s want for fire, and instead decides to prematurely celebrate his good pace even though he had never experienced a cold so severe. His mind remains empty except for the traps he must evade to survive. The dog knows the cold better than the protagonist, but he is aware of his master’s whip and “made no effort to communicate its apprehension to the man” (London).