The short story of a man wandering across the Yukon Territory in midwinter creates a multitude of feelings in the reader. However, no feeling is stronger than the suspense about the survival of the main character. The man sets out alone to cross the Yukon Territory alone, despite warnings about the dangers of doing so. These dangers as told to us through through the eyes of a narrator develop the anticipation that keeps the story entertaining. Jack London’s effective use of basic literary techniques such as narration and conflict in the short story “To Build a Fire” is successful in keeping the reader involved throughout the story.
Cleverly the fisherman trapps the jinnee in the bottle and throws him back in the ocean. both of these stories seem different but they do share some common themes. Both of these stories have genies/jinnee(s). Also these both take place towards the Middle East. In Aladdin, agrabah is ruled by a sultan.
Family according to Alice Walker is many things, one of which is the person or people who stick with an individual through the good times and the bad times. For Celie in the beginning she had none of these people, but towards the end these people for her were Shug Avery, her friend and lover, and Albert, her husband who she did not want to marry. When introducing Nettie to Shug Avery and Albert, Celie refers to them as “My peoples. This is Shug and Albert” (Walker, 287). Another example would be Albert and Shug Avery, they are not related but Albert goes and picks up Shug and cares for her when she is sick (Walker, 45).
The book, The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America, by Daniel Connolly, tells a powerful story about Isaias Ramos, who is the son of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Daniel Connolly spent five years reporting and writing about Isaias Ramos and his friends. Isaias is a bright 18-year-old high school senior who enjoys playing in a punk rock group called Los Psychosis and dreams of attending college and majoring in audio recording. He struggles with the decision to apply to Ivy leagues or work with his parents as a painter. His counselor recognizes his potential to go to postsecondary school, as he is ranked sixth in his class and scored a 29 on the ACT.
Anakin knows he’s the one of the most important Jedi who is supposed to save the galaxy from harm; however, his impatience causes him to start turning against the Jedi because they were preventing him from the council. That was because firstly, he was too young and secondly, the council didn’t trust him because they thought he was working with the chancellor, which he was. Palpatine’s offerings to Anakin were very important for him and because of Anakin’s ego, Palpatine easily convinced Anakin to join the dark side. This shows Anakin’s impatience, which led to his poor choice of joining Palpatine and the dark side. Also, because of how much he valued power and wanted to become even more highly-ranked, he started following Palpatine’s orders even when they were very extreme and harmful towards the Jedi.
Growing up, we are always told to listen to others, but is this really sage advice? “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, is the tale of an adventure through the wild Yukon Trail of Alaska. A man hikes the trail alongside a dog and has to survive the harsh cold, and the only way to do that is to build a fire. An old man from Sulphur Creek gives him advice, to never travel alone in the area’s extreme cold, but he ignores it. London’s text shows us that you should listen to those who know more than you, or harsh consequences will follow your recklessness.
In conclusion, there are many different themes in Surviving the Applewhites but only one main theme. The main theme in Surviving the Applewhites is to always remember the importance of family. Because of Randolph, E.D. and Destiny’s bonds with Jake, Jake became an outgoing, creative, smart, theatre loving kid. Without the Applewhites being there as his family, he never would’ve fought for what he believed in and learned to love
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.
Enkidu was the man who would go into all the battles with Gilgamesh to bring Enkidu he has to find the secret of life from Utnapishtim, which involves him passing through the gates between the Mashu Mountains into the Road of the Sun, past the valley, and across the lake. Before doing this journey Gilgamesh didn’t realize that he didn’t have his friend Enkidu to help him through the journey like he usually would. He had to go on the journey and get through it on his own. The journey is very difficult for Gilgamesh. It makes him very emotional.