Wednesday, February 20, 2019
To Build a Fire: Man’s Pride
To Build a Fire by Jack London is a story of worldly concern who believed that he is larger than spirit itself, that he could conquer anythingeven cardinal degrees below zero. Through forth the story, London clearly depicted a rattling cold place, a place which obviously no human could survive. jibe to one critique, the story pits one man alone against the overwhelming forces of nature (Rhodes, 1994). Probably due to humans achievements, the man has become engulfed with pride and has carelessly disregard the power of nature.The protagonist was described as a man who is shrill to details and, through most of the story, exuded confidence that he could cross the place. In fact, he already had a targeted time when he could reach his other(a) companions. He did not have apparent fear of danger and seemed to rationalise to himself so as not to face the real situation Maybe, if he ran on, his feet will thaw out and anyway if he ran far enough, he would reach camp and the boys (Lond on, 2002). It was only near the end of the story did he realize the danger that he entered himself into, the death that he could have advantageously avoided.If he was not as arrogant enough to perceive the old-timers as womanish and heeded their advice, the man would never have died and would have enjoyed camping out with the boys. His arrogance took its tollnature took his life. References Rhodes, K (1994). To build a educe Overview. In N. Watson (Ed. ), Reference guide to short fiction (1st ed. ). Detroit, MI St. crowd Press. London, J. (2002). To build a fire. In L. Jewell (Ed. ), Reading and writing about writings (1st ed. ). Upper Saddle River, NJ Pearson Education.