The Theme Of A Fire By Jack London

794 Words Oct 11th, 2016 4 Pages
The theme “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, is about pride, which is shown by survival in the wilderness, taking advice, and inevitably death. Pride is a major part of survival, especially in environments such as in Yukon, Alaska. When advice is given to you, it’s meant to help you or to save your life. Sometimes you have to learn the hard way when you don’t listen to advice, such as did the main character in the Alaska extreme cold weather. Formatively, you have to ask yourself; will you live or will you die in extreme cold weather if advice is given to you on what to avoid and how to survive?
The main character is a young man who was too focused on meeting his friends at the old camp at Henderson Creek. “He was a newcomer to the land, a chechaquo, and this was his first winter. The trouble with him was that he was without imagination. He was quick and alert in the things of life, but only the things, and not in the significance”. (London 834) The main character should have payed attention to his surroundings with the coldness outside. Nevertheless, the dog was aware of the extreme cold weather, which was not good to travel in during the day. So, the main character attempted to make the adventure to meet his friends. He then put himself in a very bad situation. Which he could have avoided that inevitably cost him his life. The adventure started off bad for the main character. The weather was fifty degrees below zero not great to travel in. “It was a clear day, and yet…
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