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I would not be as crazy as this guy trotting around in the frigid weather. No way that is not for me. This man he goes unnamed in this passage goes walking by the Yukon River around in there searching for this camp or whatever and he comes upon this dog and he saves the dog and they both almost die and then the story ends. I think it is strange how in this story we only meet one person and a dog and the author keeps the details about these characters very open. Also the setting in this story does not have many details at all. I think the main message in To Build a Fire written by Jack London is perseverance in the characters for the man to keep going in the freezing weather, the dog to not curl up and die and the man he tried so hard to make it to the camp and at least tried to get there.
In To Build a Fire by Jack London the main character in the story showed a lot of perseverance to not give up in the cold weather and even how freezing he was. There were a lot of times during the stories he could have given up and stopped trying to get where he was going, but he didn’t. Like when his fingers were so cold that he couldn’t light a match, so he lit the whole book instead that wasn’t the brightest idea, but at least he was trying. “The dead fingers could neither touch nor clutch. He was very careful…. After some manipulation he managed to get the bunch between the heels of his mittened hands. In this fashion he carried it to his mouth.” There were a lot of things that the weather involving kept him from getting to the camp easily and that was when he fell into the river he could have had the attitude I am just going to die anyway so what is the point nope he tried hard and kept going anyway. I think the man showed a lot of perseve...


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I think the main message in To Build a Fire written by Jack London is perseverance in the characters for the man to keep going in the freezing weather, the dog to not curl up and die and the man he tried so hard to make it to the camp and at least tried to get there. I think there was a lot of perseverance that went on throughout this story. If you think about it what would you have done if you were in his shoes? I would not have been that brave I would have been freaking out and so scared I wouldn’t have a clue what to do. This guy in the story was not that smart, but at least he stuck to what he wanted to do and he did it even if he didn’t succeed. I would not even want to be out there in that negative 75 degree weather in the first place much less walking around doing things and falling into rivers I would rather stay where I know it is safe and warm.



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