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...the story when nature ends up killing the man. This is why setting is very important in this story, because it shows how powerful nature it and this is why I think that it is a main message that readers will derive from it. In To Build A Fire a message that comes from the characteristics of the characters is be humble. Being humble is something that is hard to do because humans like to think that they know everything and that they are going to be able to control their futures, but when they are prideful they doom themselves in the end. The final message from London’s story comes from the plot and it is to stay calm in the face of danger. He does not allow this danger to cause him to react dramatically and die because he stayed with his owner in the snow. Staying calm in the face of danger was shown through the action of each character in the story which is the plot.
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