For this unit discussion assignment I picked " To Build a fire by London Jack " because this story is very interesting and to learn from. About the decision that we make in life and it consequences especially when we ignore the advice of the elders. It talks bout this man who was somehow given advice by the older men in city of Yokon that he shouldn't travel alone when the temperature is 50 below zero. First many people build a fire for a different reasons. But throughout this tale, fire had been build for protection,for what?
In the story “To Build a Fire” by Jack London and the short film “To Build a Fire” Directed by David Cobham a man and dog were traveling through the Yukon trail because of the gold rush. While they were travling through the Yukon trail they ran into problems along the way. During the problems the man and dog thought differently and similarly. The man and dog think differently in some situations like when the man or chechaquo(New comer) was trying to kill the dog.The man and dog also think similarly in other situations like, they both have the same idea of survival. For example, the man and dog both think the same about the fire. Therefore,the man and dog think differently in some situations and similarly in other situations.
People tend to create a first opinion of something depending on how it looks like. In “The Dog of Caucomgomoc” by Boardman Hawes, people start to create fake myths about this dog after the death of his master, all of this because of his scary appearance. Only Gordon Low, the man who saw how this dog took care of his owner, knows his real personality, and finally will show the world they were wrong. Through the reactions of the afraid dog to the inhabitants, "The Wild Dog of Caucomgomoc" explores how fear can show a wrong facet of a person making others judge by first appearances. After the death of the dog’s master, Boardman Hawes shows how the people start saying that now this dog has something “sombre” only because his owner had it (Paragraph 5).
The short story, “To Build a Fire’ by Jack London is a devastating tale of a man who makes the foolish decision to go off the Yukon’s main trail. The story starts off saying “Day had broken cold and gray”(First Paragraph), as the man further travels off the path he gets into extremely cold temperatures, “The Yukon lay a mile wide and hidden under three feet of ice. On top of this ice were as many feet of snow”(Second Paragraph). This man, this exceptionally foolish man who has never had a winter still continues to walk further upon the trail. However, this man was foolish but he was also simple, he looked at things in simplicity, he realized even though it was 50 degrees below freezing that the frost bite could be avoidable with mitten, hats,
In the story Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses the dog to represent loneliness of Candy. The men in the bunkhouse where complaining about how bad the dog stunk so Carl said let me do it he won’t even feel a thing. Curly says, “ I had him since he was a pup though”(Steinbeck #44). Steinbeck is trying to show that because the dog has been with Curly all this time he is going to be lonely once Carlson kills him. Curley won’t have a person or a dog to wake up to and talk to or attend to the dog.
Throughout the novel we see his connections to his dog, and how although it may have not had the most desirable traits still held incredible personal meaning to him. Without the dog he becomes very lonely. An example of this can be found when he says, “Well hell! I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup.
In addition, it's obvious that White Man's Dog is risking his life, but he knows that if he does this the trust of his people will be on him. James Cash said, “ responsibilities are given to him on whom trust rest. Responsibility is always a sign of trust”. White Man's dog had the responsibility to lead this raid and he is prepared to do anything to make him look good and gain trust from his partners, family, and camp. Lastly, the transformation of White Man's dog was because others began to trust him and he became a brave and was looked upon with good medicine .
He finds the dog and takes it with him back to the dome. Once he gets there he starts to relies that he was always told wrong and that the outside world his perfectly fine. So he thinks up of a plan and then has some trials and then he fakes having rabies and the people let him lose so that he can go and live outside of the dome.
“It was a pleasure to burn,” especially for Guy Montag, the fireman in Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451. Fire is a recurring symbol of the book, usually showing up with Montag when there is trouble or change. By examining to the novel and its deeper meaning, the reader is shown how Bradbury provides two different meanings of fire, and can learn how truly significant fire is. Bradbury uses the symbol of fire to represent both powerful destruction and beautiful creation. From poetic phrases to simple statements, fire is shown in two different lights, both of which show the true character of the element. After all, there can be no destruction without creation, and no life without death.
Candy’s dog shows that a companion through life can show a best friend, happiness, and the importance of a relationship. This dog means the world to this old man and is his only friend to give him hope to be alive and enjoy it. Candy sat on the edge of his bunk. He scratched the stump on his wrist nervously. “”I got hurt four years ago,””he said.
The treatment of Humans and Animals How animals and humans are treated in John Steinbeck’s novel of mice of men. In the Novel Of Mice and Men, animals are usually treated as a helpful creature and the eventually they get rid of them when they do not really need them anymore. In one of the scenes in the novel Candy’s dog is really sick and Carlson was playing cards with slim until he glanced at Candy's dog and told him that “ the dog is no good no more and he should shoot it” (Steinbeck 47) but Candy says no because he is too close to the dog and loves him and the dog is too loyal to him just to kill him.. Sue Carlson has an idea and it was that he could shoot it himself (Steinbeck 48).
The beginning of the novel shows us that Buck is a pampered dog who had lived in the Santa Clara Valley under the property of judge miller and was the ruler of the house. He was feared, and respected by the other dogs. He has everything he wanted and will soon have it taken away from him. Manuel, the gardener, will abduct Buck in his house and that will be the beginning of a cruel life for him.
To Build A Fire is a short tragic tale by Jack London that narrates about a man’s last days on the earth. The story’s protagonist is passing through the sub-freezing land of the Yukon when he becomes the victims of an unforgiving and harsh force of nature. Before embarking on the journey, the man is warned against walking alone on such severe weather conditions and even if his instincts also warn him, he decides to ignore all the signs and his conscience and to follow his ego. He makes several attempts to light a fire but does not make it. It is after several attempts that the man finally gives in to the forces of nature and awaits his now evident death. This paper asserts that in the story To Build A Fire, Jack London compares the man 's ego and powers to the forces of nature by depicting a contest between these two initiated by the man but one that nature always wins.
“LET GO!!”, kicking the dog. Suddenly the dog turned to swirling mist and disappeared. Realizing the dog may come back, the man ran home. His wife sent her son to fetch the doctor, who stitched up the man’s hand as best as he could. The poor man was left with a crippled, and useless hand.
This is in complete relation to Candy as after his dog is killed he contemplates that if he gets fired from his job, his one purpose, the same thing that happened to his dog should happen to him, death. As it is stated, “You see what they done to my dog tonight? They says he wasn’t no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me”(Steinbeck 60). The dog itself is a symbol for Candy, but also for all of the elderly.