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    of “To Build a Fire” London, Jack. “To Build a Fire” In Literature of America, compiled by Jan Anderson and Laurel Hicks, 199-207. Pensacola: A Beka Book, 2009. Summary Major Ideas To Build a Fire is a short story by Jack London. To Build a Fire is about a man hiking in the Yukon with only a dog to accompany him. The man finds himself in a perilous situation as the cold attempts to take his life. The man is unsuccessful in building a fire and perishes. Critical Evaluation Of Work To Build a Fire

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    In “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, a foolish man decides to hike in severely cold weather, despite warnings from others. In the beginning he does well and keeps plenty warm. Unfortunately he falls shin-deep into cold water and has to try and build a fire so he doesn’t freeze. While trying to build the fire he makes several errors and realizes that if he doesn’t get a fire going, he will die. After several unsuccessful attempts at making a fire, more and more of his body starts to go numb from the

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    The short story “To Build a Fire” by Jack London is about a man who wants to get to the mining camp at Henderson Creek. The story starts off with the exposition, which is basically explains the situation. The man starts his journey without realizing how cold it is outside. The only one who is traveling with the man is a dog who seems to know that it is not safe to travel in those conditions. As the man starts to feel his cheeks cold he stops to build a fire and get warm. But only for a while then

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    Discussion of the theme of Jack London’s short story “To Build a Fire” The theme (man against nature) as seen in Jack London’s short story, “To Build a Fire,” provides the reader with many discussion topics. Topics such as man’s losing battle against nature, the arrogance of man, and also the perseverance of man are all discussed in this short story. This story has a theme of man against nature which will be discussed in this paper. In the short story, the man was constantly waging a losing battle

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    Casey Kimmel Scale Comp “To Build a Fire” Naturalism describes a type of literature that attempts to apply principles of detachment and objectivity to the study of human life . Naturalism was a movement that occurred during the late nineteenth century and was an outgrowth of literary realism. There are a lot of themes in naturalistic narratives. They key ones are detachment, survival, determinism, and violence. These themes show a man's will to survive and what he has to do in order to

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    There is a short YouTube video of “To Build a Fire” that visually does “To Build a Fire” by Jack London justice. Used along with the reading it can assist in the summary and understanding of the nature versus man and the relationship of the man and his dog. Instincts of the dog being more in tune with nature and the hazards of the cold against the ambition of the man and his six o’clock deadline. If the man and dog had a different relationship would the outcome been different? Knowing the dangers

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    The conflict and plot in “To Build A Fire” assert the confidence and reasons behind what leads the unnamed character into misfortune that claims his life and spared that of his dog. The rational faculty of this “quick and alert” man depicts the difficulties he faces because of being mindful to the “things of life, but only in the things, and not in the significance” (London). The character did not recognize his limitation as a “creature of temperature;” neither does he “meditate upon human frailty

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    The short story, “To Build a Fire” takes place during the frozen months of the harsh environment located in the Yukon. The Yukon is positioned in Canada right next to Alaska. The setting is very essential to the story. The way the author describes the setting makes you understand on how the frigid weather impacts the story on making the setting a necessity. The short story, “To Build a Fire” is set in the Yukon during the great Klondike Gold Rush, when over 100,000 people rushed to the Yukon Territory

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    Man vs. Nature in “To Build a Fire” “To Build a Fire” written by Jack London describes the relationship between man and nature. The story tells about a man who is unnamed travels with a dog along a small trail to a mining camp to meet his friend. He travels across an extremely cold and unknown environment. He is unfamiliar with his surroundings, which is the main reason to put himself and the dog into danger. The man makes some mistakes in judgment, which leads to his forfeiture of his life to hypothermia

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    To Build a Fire The short story "To build a Fire" by Jack London, tells about the relationship between man and nature. The story takes place in the Yukon during one of the long night. The main character who is unnamed travels with a dog along a small trail to a mining camp. The man leaves against the advice of a local and after a short time realizes that he should have waited. The temperature is extremely cold because the mans spit freezes before it hits the ground. The main obstacle of his journey

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