Jack London tell the short story of a man traveling the Yukon trail. As this man starts the trail, he is easily on his way passing every challenge thrown at him. It is 75 degrees below zero. The man seems to be forgetting about the dangers of travelling alone on the Yukon at night in the harsh winter. All of this does not seem to matter as he is overly excited to go see his boys at a camp down the creek.
Throughout the story, the author uses the dog as a symbol to highlight the mistakes of the traveler and show how the situation would be better off had the advice been followed. For example, during the beginning of the story the dog is observed as “depressed by the tremendous cold” (1114). Even the dog knew by instinct that it should not be out in the cold. Despite the fact that humans are thought to be able to think logically, the traveler was clouded by his thoughts and overconfidence. If he had taken the hint from the animal that was so uncomfortable traveling out into the snow, perhaps he would have waited for better traveling conditions.
In the Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, the unnamed narrator moves to New York to escape from the hatred and discrimination of the 1930s southern men and women and to have more of a say in his community by making an impact in their society. Because the narrator was often timid on what comes out of his mouth, he would often either go against what is actually right in his eyes or not speak at all. One slip up on what a black man says and who the man says it to, the narrator could be in deep trouble with the white men. Additionally, the narrator also is being forced to agree with every word out of a white man’s mouth and do exactly what is being asked of him.
In Mark Twain’s short story “The Story of the Good Little Boy” he describes a little boy being good by trying to make the bad little boys became good resulting in himself being bad. Twain's real name is Samuel Clemens and he worked at many jobs when he was eleven to help support his family when his father died. He was trained to be a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River and piloted boats professionally. This story is about Jacob Blivens who always obeys his parents and was a good boy who studies books and school. His Sunday-school book is his guide to became a good little boy when he tries to help the bad little boys to become good but it always got him in trouble.
Point of view is very important when it comes to writing, especially fiction books. The point of view determines through whose eyes the reader experiences the story. There are various types of different point of views and each one has their strengths and weaknesses. In the Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, the point of view used is an unusual one. The narrator speaks in first person plural, “we” which allows the reader to see things from the perspectives of a group of teenage boys.
Ralph Ellison explores the concepts of searching for one’s own individual identity in his book Invisible Man. Invisibility can make one feel like they do not have a purpose in the world and they simply blend with others that 's why having one’s own identity is important to have. Ellison uses the theme of identity to show what it feels like to be in search of oneself.. He plays with the concepts of who am I? and what is my purpose in this world?
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.
I have always considered that the quality of a literary piece depends greatly on the way it is narrated. To understand the purpose of this essay we must first be clear about what the concept “point of view”, stands for in the literary world. According to our textbook, point of view is the perspective from which a story is narrated (Kennedy and Gioia 26). It has sparked my attention the particular use of this element in these two pieces. Juan Rulfo, author of “Tell Them Not to Kill Me” varies between a third-person perspective and a first-person view throughout the story and in contrast to Tim O’Brien, author of “The Things They Carried” who uses a similar technique but inversely.
Narrative point of view can express a different perspective to the reader by presenting experience, voice, and setting. Perspective is a particular way or attitude of considering events, by whatever character’s point of view the narrator takes. A character’s background and experiences in their life is a key to help the reader relate to the character. Culture may provide more insight about the circumstances, and can change a reader’s perspective, as well as the voice of the narrator - sophisticated or naive.
Literary Analysis The short story To Build a Fire by Jack London is a story showing the determination of a man's desire to survive and his traveling mate his dog. During the story the man seems unworried about the cold and the frost that began to come across his body as he was going on his hike, however the dog who doesn't understand dangour can slowly start to show signs that something is going to happen. As the story begins to progress the man starts going into small panics after realizing his fingers froze and his ability to build a fire becomes non existent. The story is very similar to the popular movie Lone Survivor.