Mother Nature Rules All

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Jack London is a well-known author for his novels about how humans interact with nature; an example of a novel that he wrote is White Fang. London understood the importance for the respect of nature, and had the idea to express the importance of nature through stories. In many of Jack London’s stories, he displays the constant struggle between man and nature. In the short fiction, “To Build a Fire,” London demonstrates the human race’s inability to listen to nature when needed. The opening of “To Build a Fire” uses vivid imagery, giving you a strong idea of the cold and harsh weather. Although the setting is another factor highly important for the story, it would be lacking without London’s use of imagery. The other main contributing factor is the character himself. Strong imagery, descriptive setting, and the character helps, To Build A Fire display London’s main theme throughout his short story.
The imagery is meant to bring the reader with the main character, make them feel as though they are experiencing his struggles. Jack London did just so when describing his characters strug...
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