Yukon Essays

  • Chechaquo's Journey To The Yukon

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    traveling through the harsh, cold trails of the Yukon Territory towards a mining camp accompanied by his native husky dog. In the land of extreme cold, the man experiences the consequences of his daring journey in the Yukon. He is staunch and independent traveler in the cold, but with unimaginable circumstances he discovers himself in a lot of trouble. He is a chechaquo, or "newcomer" to the Yukon. Being a large and strong man, not appreciative of the Yukon, he ignores the obvious significance of the

  • Summary Of Jack London's Journey

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    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. Unfortunately, due to his lack of sense, the man continues down the trail as he is starting to

  • Theme Of Pride In Jack London's To Build A Fire

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    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

  • Elements Of Naturalism In Jack London's To Build A Fire

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    character 's ego and lack of experience overcomes him, as he tries to travel through Yukon Trail in the middle of winter unprepared and ill-equipped. He made the poor choice of ignoring all the warning signs, leading up to, and during his journey. The man 's selfishness and arrogance lead to his unfortunate outcome. The story is set in the Yukon during the great Klondike Gold Rush, when over 100,000 people moved to the Yukon Territory in search of gold. This brought a lot of young men into the harsh wilderness

  • Suspense In Jack London's To Build A Fire

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    The short story of a man wandering across the Yukon Territory in midwinter creates a multitude of feelings in the reader. However, no feeling is stronger than the suspense about the survival of the main character. The man sets out alone to cross the Yukon Territory alone, despite warnings about the dangers of doing so. These dangers as told to us through through the eyes of a narrator develop the anticipation that keeps the story entertaining. Jack London’s effective use of basic literary techniques

  • Common Sense And Instinct In Jack London's To Build A Fire

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    Sulphur Creek. The source of the main conflict in the story is the man’s need to build a fire after getting his leg soaked in sub zero water, and we can see the first way the theme is shown from his fall. The man was walking along a creek off the Yukon river, heading upstream for a potential gold mining spot, when he broke through the ice and submerged his leg. He quickly, but extremely carefully, starts to build a fire, as even he has the common sense to realize that he must quickly warm heat his

  • Symbolism In Jack London's To Build A Fire

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    Gemma Kennett Mrs. Cole English I – Period 3 16 November 2015 “To Build a Fire” A Literary Analysis of the Short Story by Jack London In Jack London’s “To Build a Fire,” symbolism boils very close to the surface throughout the story, just under the ice. It is very clear throughout the story that snow means death, but it is more unclear what it's opposite brings to the table. Fire represents what the man is yearning for throughout the story: life. To live is to survive, and that is the main purpose

  • Literary Responses In Jack London's To Build A Fire

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    Growing up, we are always told to listen to others, but is this really sage advice? “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, is the tale of an adventure through the wild Yukon Trail of Alaska. A man hikes the trail alongside a dog and has to survive the harsh cold, and the only way to do that is to build a fire. An old man from Sulphur Creek gives him advice, to never travel alone in the area’s extreme cold, but he ignores it. London’s text shows us that you should listen to those who know more than you

  • Man And Nature In Jack London's To Build A Fire

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    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. Unfortunately, due to his lack of sense, the man continues down the trail as he is starting to

  • Analysis Of Christopher Mccandless In Jack London's To Build A Fire

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    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

  • Compare And Contrast The Old Man And The Sea And To Build A Fire

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    Fire” by Jack London, it describes how a chechaquo (newcomer) to the Yukon faces the freezing temperature that will take his life away. The man lacks imagination and is not aware of the dangers ahead of him. The main characteristics of the man would be arrogant and confident. He did not listen to other’s advice and ignored the dangers that could be fatal. The old man at Sulfur Creek once told him that nobody should travel in the Yukon alone when it’s fifty degrees below zero, but the man insisted on

  • Examples Of Regionalism In To Build A Fire

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    Fire” has regionalism, naturalism, and realism has many examples. The regionalism for To Build a Fire starts with the beginning of the story when London described the “day as broken and gray” and the main character “climbs a high earth-bank” and the “Yukon is hidden under three feet of ice”. “London”. The naturalism in the story has multiple examples but the overall theme of it is that natural doesn 't care about the man in the story with the temperature being colder then he thought and when he walks

  • Comparing The Man And Dog In Jack London's To Build A Fire

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    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

  • The Crossing Cormac Mccarthy Analysis

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    Throughout life, we all go through rough moments where we think all is lost. However, we as humans always grow from these experiences and turn into beings with a new awakening and understanding of the world. In a passage from The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy, the narrator describes a striking ordeal, in which a man is coping with the death of a she-wolf. Despite the cause of death being left ambiguous, this dramatic experience has a vivid effect on the main character—causing him to change and grow

  • Wolf Children Symbolism

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    Wolf Children is a Japanese animated film that is narrated by a nostalgic character, Yuki. This coming-of-age story follows a young mother, Hana, who is left to raise two children--Ame and Yuki--with lupine qualities after their father suddenly dies. Hana makes the decision to move out from the city and into the countryside to shield her children from the judgemental world. Wolf Children is a one hour fifty-seven minute reel that reminds the spectator that achievement of a state of wholeness is through

  • Argumentative Essay: 'To Build A Fire'

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    Argumentative Essay In “To Build a Fire,” the story of an unnamed man traveling along the Yukon Trail with a dog is told. Throughout the story, the man’s death is foreshadowed. The husky that he is traveling with has a natural instinct and understands, seemingly more than the man, that traveling the Yukon Trail in the freezing cold temperatures is extremely dangerous. The man soon learns how cold it is when he spits. His saliva turns into ice before hitting the ground, and he knows this

  • To Build A Fire Essay

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    reader’s attention and doesn’t let go. The rare setting of To Build a Fire might arguably be the most important component to the story. The story takes place during the Klondike Gold Rush that occurred in the Yukon Territory. This was a time when over 100,000 men congregated in the Yukon in search of gold and the idea of getting rich quickly. The migration of so many people to one area

  • An Analysis Of Chris Mccandless In Jack London's Call Of The Wild

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    Call Of the Wild is a short adventure novel and set in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character of the novel is a dog named Buck. The story opens at a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley of California when Buck is stolen from his home and

  • Outline For Alaska Conflict

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    is a man going to Alaska and meeting up with his boys, but the man is getting held back by the conditions in Alaska, Yukon Trial. Exposition: A Young man going on a journey on Yukon Trail and then gets lost in the Alaskan mountains, He wasn 't prepared to get lost. He tried and tried to survive. And as lucky as he was he did survive. The setting in this book is in Alaska on Yukon Trial 9’o clock in the morning during winter with -75 degree weather. He didn 't take the right advice so he was fighting

  • Call Of The Wild Quotes

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    Have you ever wanted to live in Alaska and travel all through the Yukon delivering mail, panning for gold, or go hunting for moose? In the adventure novel Call of the Wild by Jack London, the main character Buck goes from pampered pup to wild beast, Buck travels around Alaska going from city to city, fighting to survive in the dangerous Yukon. Slowly throughout the book, Buck’s permeative instincts come out and isn’t like a house dog. He becomes tougher and learns how to hunt, dig holes in the snow