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    The man in the Yukon

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    The story “To Build A Fire” by Jack London shows a headstrong, cautious, and inexperienced man who hiked though the Yukon. His journey was supposed to last nine hours to get to his destination but with unforeseen circumstances, it last longer in a sense. The story depicts the will to survive in the harsh environment. The man and the dog travelled out to meet the boys at camp but many mishaps happened to delay him like getting his feet wet and trying to start a fire to keep warm. In the end, the

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    of the Yukon River because of the way the frothy water resembles a mane on a fair horse. Those very rapids also happen to be the reason why the city of Whitehorse was originally established just over a century ago. The downtown and Riverdale subdivisions sit in a valley, which in turn provides an extra level of comfort against the extremes in temperature which occur in the territory (Pinard, Jean-Paul, 2007). Whitehorse is the Capitol of the Yukon. Holding 26,418 people (© Government of Yukon 2011)

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    were published at the start of the 20th century and are based off London’s experiences in the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush. These two tales are alike and varied in several ways. To start, these two stories are set in the same place. In Call of the Wild, page 59, “The second day saw them booming up the Yukon well on their way to Pelly.” It explicitly states that the story takes place in the Yukon, a province in Canada. Pelly is a crossing along the Klondike trail in said province. In To Build

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    the Yukon. Traveling to the Yukon is hard when it is snowing, so both dog and human have to understand each other to survive the harsh climate. When Francois and Perrault’s sled breaks through the thinly iced lake in the Thirty Mile River, “They were coated solidly with ice, and the two men kept them on the run around the fire, sweating and thawing, so close that they were singed by the flames” (pg. 3). This demonstrates how Francois and Perrault depend on the dogs to take them to the Yukon, while

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    experiences in the Yukon. London describes the bitter cold and how difficult it is to live in the Yukon. London used a vivid style, movement of literature, and thematic meaning. Jack London was born on January 12,1876 in San Francisco, California. He grew up in a working class his whole childhood. London rode trains, pirated oysters, shoveled coal, worked on a sealing ship on the Pacific Ocean, and found employment in a cannery. When London was about 22 years old he went to the Yukon which gave him things

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    To Build A Fire Essay

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    Actress, Keri Russell, said, “Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” This statement explains the outcome of Jack London’s “To Build a Fire.” The Yukon is a treacherous place. It was for the man in this story, too. He did not know the land and the only thing he had to follow was a little trail made from sled dogs. The mood of the man could have been different. If the man had followed his instincts better, perhaps he would have made it to the cabin. The setting that

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    Jack London’s “To Build a Fire,” is a story about a man who travels only alongside a husky through the frigid conditions of the Yukon, and becomes a victim to Mother Nature. The man was warned before hand by an old man that he should not travel alone through the frigid Yukon. He ignored the old man’s advice and tried to prove to him that he would be able to cross the Yukon on his own. As the man traveled he was able to recognize the dangerous conditions around him and notice what it was doing to his

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    an impoverished life and struggled to earn more money to support himself and his mother. In an attempt to find a small fortune, London joined the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897. Unfortunately, he returned home penniless. However, his adventures in the Yukon provided him the most epic experiences that guided him into writing some of his most famous, widely acclaimed literary works. His novels focus primarily on naturalism, a type of literature in which the characters are shaped by their environment through

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    Naturalism in Jack London's To Build a Fire

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    dog would not let him come near he was forced to concoct another plan. His idea was that if he ran all the way to the camp, he would be able to survive. Unfortunately, that plan failed as well and the man perished in the cold, numbing snow of the Yukon. Overall, naturalism is the most realistic literary movement. It parallels life more than any other movement because it reveals the fact that nature has not heart and no emotions. Nature feels no compassion for human struggles and will continue on

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    Where I M Calling From

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    The life of an addict is defined by a constant state catch and release with sobriety. The addict’s life is a constant state of New Year’s resolutions of cleaning up their own life and attaining the blissful state of sobriety. In Raymond Carver’s short story “Where I’m Calling From,” he describes the story of a few men who are in a “drying out” facility trying to recover from alcoholism. While at the facility, the director tells some of the men to read a work of literature by Jack London.The narrator

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