The Powers Of Nature In Jack London's To Build A Fire

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If man were to face nature, man will always lose if not accompanied by another. The powers of nature are much stronger than a single human body. Sometimes nature can be cruel, and other times it can be beautiful. In the story of, “To Build a Fire”, the character faces nature head on, alone. He had no company other than the dog that followed him around. This overall, led to his destruction. Jack London’s character believed he could fight through the excruciating cold, and in the end, meet up with “the boys” (London, Paragraph 4). At first, he did well in being able to keep his body temperature up by rubbing his cheekbones and nose with the back of his mittened hands, walking to keep his feet from going numb, and also beating his hands against his sides to keep the sensation and blood supply full (London, Paragraph 10). Though as he was walking, towards the end of the story, he fell through some ice into the water of a hot spring (London, Paragraph 22), which eventually lead to his death. He tried desperately to get the sensation back into his hands and feet for him to be able…show more content…
This is a story about a man named Christopher McCandless, who graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He informed his parents that he is going to spend the summer traveling in his yellow Datsun to “live off the land”. Throughout the story, it showed him going through the struggles of the harsh nature. He eventually died at the end of the book from apparent starvation and his body was found by hikers and hunters in a bus (Into the Wild Book). This book refers to Jack London’s story because it shows them both living off the land, one in a harsh cold, and with very little resources to stay alive. Both of them have a journey, but eventually pass away in the end, though both struggled to stay alive throughout their story. Christopher McCandless had no one with him on his journey, just like John London’s character, and they both ended up
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