Throughout the novel “Into the Wild” the character Mccandless had planned to leave off on his own to explore the forest of Alaska. Mccandless was the son of a wealthy parents, he left them with the intention to show or prove something to himself and his family, after he left without telling them. He had donated all his money he had earned and gave it all to charity and practically gave up all his possessions. This young man was not prepared to be out in the wild since he did not have the right equipment and food supplies to survive out in the wild. He was later found dead inside of a school bus that had been sitting in the wild for years.
This scene helps to continue the desperate tone the narrator developed. The pain is very intense, yet the man know that his survival lays between whether or not he can start the fire. His hands are his only way of keeping his life. Although, in the end he loses both. When focusing on the symbol of the dog, we see that the dog represents the reality and instinct of the story.
Jack London’s short story, “To Build a Fire,” is the tragic tale of a man "who, against the advice of an old timer, ventures out into the harsh environment if the Yukon with only the company of a wolf-like dog. Due to his failure to heed the Old Timer's advice, the man is unprepared for the below freezing temperatures and becomes a victim of the harsh terrain. Towards the beginning of his journey, the man gets his feet wet as he falls through the ice into the water of a spring. The extremely low temperature means that the man needs to quickly build a fire to prevent his feet from freezing. Frantically, the man attempts to create a fire, however, his efforts prove to be ineffective.
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.
He cooked with it, boiled water. It offered light, warmth during the cold, wet nights. To scared away the things lurking at night, the things with hook like claws and razor like teeth. Fire was something no one could deny as important. This aha moment, though so dull and uninteresting was the key to Brian, the thing that kept his heart beating and his spirit
Naturalists argued that the deterministic world is based on a series of links, each of which causes the next. In ‘To Build a Fire,’ London repeatedly shows how the man does not have free will and how nature has already mapped out his fate. Indeed, both times the man has an accident, London states ‘it happened,’ as if ‘it’ were an inevitability of nature and that the man had played no role in ‘it.’”(Edison Jasmine 1) Therefore, it is important for people to protect and respect to our environment. People should keep respect to the
In both stories an example of determinism would be that both of the men’s outcomes were determined by nature. In “Love of Life” nature really did decide his fate, because he was forced to struggle through the frigid weather without shelter, and in the search food. However bleak it may have seemed nature did show him mercy by allowing him to find the ship and allowing the reachers come to his rescue. In “To Build A Fire” nature forced the man through all of the hardships of being cold and hungry for so long that there could only one outcome, his demise at the end of the story by the freezing cold. All in all we can see London’s use of regionalism and naturalism did infact impacted the outcome of the stories he
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).
The Road, written by Cormac McCarthy, is a novel that follows the journey of a father and son traveling south to escape the post-apocalyptic scene they were unfortunately put in. The father and son are survivors of some unnamed disaster that has occurred. As time passes by there is less and less food. There is also a lack of plants and animals. Other than scavenging for food, the only means of survival for some is cannibalism.
In the book, “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer, there is a man by the name of Chris McCandless who leaves everything behind and lives a whole other life on his journey to Alaska. McCandless’ family has no idea he has left and with his tragic meeting with death everyone is concerned to know why he chose to leave. The primary motives to which Chris McCandless went into the wild was due to his emotional damage with family, his risk-taking tendencies and his way of pushing his capabilities to the extreme limit. When Chris was younger he and his family would go on trips and vacations. At one point his relationship with his father was great and they were close but as soon as he overheard that his parents were going to get a divorce it upset him greatly and it affected him emotionally in a negative way.
Dave, barking hard as possible to keep others from his place in the trace, was recovering as fast as he can. Buck also helped his owner by protecting Dave from others who were willing to steal his food. After few days of heavy snow and freezing weather, Dave recovered half of his health. Scotch half-breed broke the sled and made Dave run behind the sled, or sometimes let him in the sled. Dave, who was eager to get his position discovered brand-new enjoyment of living without work.
I think the whole lesson of this book was that violence was bad because every time someone fought it ended really badly. This book showed that even though violence seems easy and, you can easily sort things out with a fight it will come with worse consequences. The greasers always fought, and the Socs always jumped but in the end we saw how both of these resulted in two deaths, and a bad fire. In the end both the socs and greasers both realized that fighting was bad, and throughout the book we see ponyboy question why he fights. Johnny is proof that we shouldn’t fight because earlier in the book we learn that he was jumped by Socs, and since then he was always different.
we learn that Brian soon returns to life in the city with his mother. He 's been changed, physically and emotionally, by his experiences in the woods. He spends time learning about some of the plants and animals that he had to consume while stranded, and he often has dreams about his time on the lake. His parents never reconcile, and Brian is never able to tell his father about his mother 's involvement with another man. Brian returns to the spot where he had spent those two months before.
In the beginning of the book The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2000), it starts with a man and his child traveling in the ashen world. They are in the world after mysterious apocalypse happened and there is no sign of life. Each day is just another day of survival for them and their situation is so depressing and hopeless. They are isolated from everything: food source, other good people, safe shelter and even love from their God. Throughout this book, McCarthy develops isolation in characters to reveal the hidden inhumanity of human being.
Antonio was the oldest of six children, when his parents became sickly he struggled to financial support the family. He was approached with the opportunity to work in California doing construction work. The contractor (whom was a coyote) offered Antonio the option to pay off the debt to get into America once he received his job since he was unable to pay the fee upfront. In hopes to provide for his family Antonio took the deal and loaded a bus with others who were doing the same. “When the bus arrived at sparse border camp in the Sonora desert, the workers were separated and given to other coyotes.” (Slavery in the Fields, P453).