Life Or Death Situations In 'To Build A Fire'

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A lot of people have love for risky activities and let’s be honest, if you love something you just look at the fun and not of the dangers or risk their is their and when you see the danger it is too late so inorder to save yourself you are going to take drastic measure. There's a lot of controversy going on on whether a person should have a second chance in life even though they put themselves in a life-or-death situation. Their is two perspective. People in life or death situation should be accountable for their actions because due to their lack of understanding their surroundings they put themselves into difficult situation and other people think otherwise like they should be saved not taking their actions and decisions in notice. In my opinion,…show more content…
Even though actions always have an effect in the way you maneuver things. Every cause has an affect and sometimes they are cruel. In the passage ‘To Build a Fire” it states, “ It was a clear day, yet there seemed an intangible pall over the face of things, a subtle gloom that made the day dark, and that was due to the absence of the sun. this fact did not worry the man. It has been days since he had seen the sun and he knew that a few more days must pass before that.”.. Like i’ve stated, he underestimated the conditions because he thought it was normal. He didnt think outside of the box because he wastraped i his own beliefs that that was totally normal. He technically put himself in the catastrophe he later gets into. All though for some people see it as a situation that came out of nowhere, they are true only if they have not been smart enough to see first intimations that occurred. Also he underestimated the weather. They said, “ Fifty degrees below zero meant eighty-odd degrees of frost but his ignorance made him believe that it was common cold and did not took much importance in it.” he prefered to ignore it. Bad, bad decision. He also underestimate the length of the trail and one the trail went faint he didn’t consider the difficulty he would go through without the adequate…show more content…
When people hike or do dangerous outdoor activities many people accomplish their desires but forthe most part they don’t quite understand how the wilderness is. They need rescuers to save their life. In the story “The cost of Survivor” they state , “Many rescue workers have lost their own life saving others.”. It shows that many people do not understand the risk to not only them but the rest of the rescuing team. People say that i is absurd to save someone who was conscious that their life was at risk and ignored it but it is only morally correct that you give them a second chance at life. Wilderness rescues are the most dangerous for the rescuers because it’s always weather-contingent. They could unbalance that at any moment they could all die. If you survive the catastrophe but someone died their is a chance that they would feel survivor guilt. It could turn their life upside down like the protagonist in the anecdote “The Moral Logic of Survivor Guilt” because he felt like he should be the one
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