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

  • The Yukon Gold Rush

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    The rush for gold did not occur until the fall of 1897 when it became sudden and overwhelming. At the beginning of 1896, only several thousand non-Indian miners, traders and missionaries resided in the Yukon. Two years later, the territory was overrun with tens of thousands of newcomers who quickly wrought serious and far ranging changes to the land. The federal government, concerned primarily with maximizing resources extraction, did little to ensure environmental protection. Sadly, and for the

  • Personal Narrative: A Day In The Yukon Trail

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    The day was cold and gray, no sun. In a place called, Yukon Trail, Alaska, it was fifty degrees below zero. The begging start with a man that decides to take a walk, the time passed and he meets a dog. He thought he would make it back on time because he is meeting with his friends. That was the begging of the story, but neither of them knew what would actually happen. A man decided to climb. The time was nine o’clock, not a hint of sunlight, not a single cloud. In his way, he meets an old sir that

  • To Build A Fire Vs Call Of The Wild

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    place in the Yukon Territory, for example. The purpose of the story was different. To Build a Fire and Call of the Wild have many similarities and differences so we can tell how Jack London interpreted the books. Both Call of the Wild and To Build a Fire took place in the Yukon Territory. Quoted in the book, To Build a Fire, “Day had broken cold and grey, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon Trail and climbed the Earth-bank. In the quote, it explains that there is a man on the Yukon Trail and

  • 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

  • Impact Of The Setting In Jack London's To Build A Fire

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    colder than ice with no sun present at anytime through the journey through the Yukon Territory. In this short story, “To Build a Fire,” by Jack London the setting makes it have many major impacts in the story because of the impacts on the character, the plot and also on the theme as well. In this short story just to tell you a little about it the man who is the man character believes that he can travel through the Yukon Territory by his self after being told that no man can travel through alone.

  • Jack London's To Build A Fire

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    story that follows a man’s journey in the cold Yukon with his dog. Author Jack London keeps readers on their toes and builds suspense with his powerful use of setting, theme, and imagery. London uses these elements to depict the man’s struggle to survive and overcome the obstacles he faces. First of all, the setting is arguably one of the most important aspects of “To Build a Fire” because it is one of the central focuses in the story. Set in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush, the story allows

  • 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

  • Should Call Of The Wild Be Banned Essay

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    Should “Call of the Wild” be Banned? Did you know that Jack London’s “Call of the Wild” won the newbery medal in 1931? Even though this is true some still say that wonderful books like this should be banned from schools so that today’s youth cannot read them. However I disagree and say that we should let today’s youth read these books and that they should in fact not be banned from schools across the country. I believe this for several reasons; kids need to learn to be more mature, this book

  • White Fang Research Paper

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    In White Fang, White Fang lives a complicated life. He was born as a wild wolf, but lives like a domesticated dog. White Fang goes from living in the Yukon Territory with a bunch of Indians to living in California with his trusted master Weedon Scott. Being alone with his mother made life more difficult, while being with the humans made is life a little bit easier. When in the wild he had to get his own food and survive with little to no help. When living with the humans he had a safe place every

  • 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

  • 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

  • Examples Of Survival In The Call Of The Wild

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    Jack London’s novel The Call of the Wild explores the premise that survival depends upon one’s ability to adapt to their environment. Stolen and sold to sled drivers during the Yukon gold rush, Buck, a strong and loyal dog, longs for his simple yet enjoyable life back home in California. In order to survive in his new and harsh environment, Buck must evolve from his experiences and return to his primordial ancestry by answering the call of the wild inside him. When Buck embraces his ancestral drive

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • To Build A Fire By Jack London Analysis

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    imagination would be vital in the numbing Yukon, however in Jack London’s “To Build a Fire”, the narrator proves just how much even a puny amount of imagination will help a man in the extreme cold; through ignoring old advice, lack of common sense, and inexperience with nature’s instinct, one man will face death’s door in the cool dark depths of the Yukon. Before the man departed for his journey, he had visited a wise old man (who had taken the journey across the Yukon before) for advice about the trip

  • Jack London To Build A Fire Analysis

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    The cold, hard ground of the Yukon have little effect on the mindset of one man hell bent on conquering it. Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” takes place in the freezing atmosphere of the Yukon where the unnamed protagonist attempts to reach a camp near a place called Henderson Creek. He fears nothing in the face of this extreme climate, unlike his canine companion, who is weary of travelling in such a cold place. Unwilling to heed its fears, or even the advice of a wise old man whom he met at Sulfur