After the man builds his second fire (the first fire was for comfort, this fire is for survival), his only companion, the fluffy dog, wants to stay by the fire and not start to walk again because he knows exactly how deadly the frigid cold can be: “But the dog knew [about the cold]; and all its ancestory knew, and it had inherited the knowledge. And it now that it was not good to walk abroad in such fearful cold”(11). The man ignores the dog’s earnest motions to stay by the fire and moves on anyway, even though any man with a bit of knowledgeable mind would stay by the fire with the dog for
To Build a Fire” and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. The settings in these stories, the Yukon in “To Build a Fire” and an island in the south Atlantic in “The Most Dangerous Game”, take a toll on the main characters in a very different fashion. Both of these short stories provide excellent demonstrations of this topic but the most obvious are the environment The Man is in, the, application of nature in Rainsford’s survival, Connells animal-like description of Rainsford, and the symbol of fire. We see in “To Build a Fire” that The Man is constantly plagued by the icy tundra he finds himself in.
A stream of rocks is now a freeze steam of rocks you can walk on. Everything frozen from the trees, to the ground. The Conflict between the man and nature is that it’s so cold it’s difficult for him to survive. He traveled the trail with his dog to find a place to build a fire. As he felt his hands and parts of his body go out because he was cold.
Brian decides that he is going to construct a new shelter. What he does to fend off the bear is simply move his shelter, and to make a better shelter to fend off the harsh cold, Brian makes multiple attempts to build one, including one of them having his tent full of smoke, which made him leave the shelter with little breath left in him, and constructs a new one. With that, Brian makes a good shelter developed like a teepee that consists with a hole in the middle, where a small fire could flame, and heat up the straw walls of Brian’s shelter, and the hole allowed the smoke to get out, allowing Brian to have a cold fending from the warming flames from the fire and rain deflecting from the straw shelter. Once his shelter was completed, Brian had to find food, but realized with the bigger animals coming out for winter to dominate the frosty grounds, Brian needed a sharper weapon, so he constructed sharper flint from a rock and made it into bigger arrows with a stronger hit when hit into a vital spot inside an animal’s body. So with that, Brian is approaching the harsh winter, and so far seems extremely prepared for the
He didn 't take the right advice so he was fighting his foolishness. Climax: The second fire he had built was put out by a load of snow from the tree. He struggles to relight the fire to keep his warmth flowing but is unable to. Resolution: When the man knows his
At the end of the story though the main characters instincts are not strong enough and that is what ends up killing him. In reality he is unaware of the many things waiting ahead for him in that freezing forest. An elder man tried to tell him that it is dangerous to go alone
The plot is about an unnamed man who travels on the Yukon Trial to meet his friends, but ends up dying because of the cold weather. London incorporates suspense in the plot when the man builds the fire under a pine tree that is covered in snow. The suspense in the story adds tension and excitement, which is why the plot is considered an essential element. The story’s climax occurs when the trees twigs collapse on fire and the man starts to give up because his body is worn out so he is no longer capable of accomplishing anything to survive.
Since the protagonist subconscious mind fails to get an understanding how easy it is to freeze to death in the conditions he is in. He continues to go further down his menacing path to failure. Due to his lack of imagination, the character will not recognize how much of a threat nature will be as he dig deeper down his path. Since he fails at recognizing the strength of nature almost in a disrespectful manner, its treacherous force will soon hit him hard.
The Best Story So Far:”To Build A Fire” The best short story that I’ve read so far in class is “To Build A Fire” by Jack London. The story is about an unnamed man during during a really cold day in Alaska. The man sets off with his dog and a lunch and heads for the cabin on Henderson Creek to meet up with the boys. Well, along the way the man doesn't recognize the significance of some of his observations like the cold and falls into a creek which delays him on his trip.
In the short story “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, the protagonist is challenged with the impossible task of navigating through the Yukon in weather that he had never experienced before. The man believed he could travel through temperatures of 107 degrees below freezing. However, his pride proves to be his weakness as Widdicombe explains, “In the context of “To Build a Fire,” then, “imagination” is the ability to recognize one's limitations. As it happens, the man does not possess this ability until it is too late” (Widdicombe 3). Moreover, the man should not have gone on the journey in the first place.
nature. The man tries to overcome the cold weather by setting out to find gold in dangerous conditions. He has lots of perseverance and determination. He knows about the dangers of being outside, but he does not give up. He uses his power of reason and survival knowledge.
While traveling across the frozen tundra, he becomes more aware of hot spring locations under the ice. Fearing the fact of getting wet in this frozen situation, his journey will increasingly become more dangerous. As the man travels along the trail, he pushes his dog ahead to test the ice and
Unfortunately, due to his lack of sense, the man continues down the trail as he is starting to freeze and feel the effects of the cold weather. Later in the story, London states that the man has a traveling companion. This traveling companion is a native wolf dog. Some readers may get the feeling that the dog may symbolize something in the story. Throughout the entire text,