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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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    A Fire" to convey his message that humans need to be social.  London sets an average, middle-aged logger in a deserted Yukon trail during a wintry season.  The temperature is seventy-five degrees below zero and the logger and his husky are traveling towards Henderson Creek, about ten miles away, where the logger's companions are located.  London places the man in this Yukon environment to symbolize that in this cold, cruel world, we need to learn how to benefit from each other. Prior to

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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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    works, but from what I have read, I noticed some recurring similarities. During the semester in class, we have learned how authors utilize various elements of writing to make their point more prominent.  For Jack London's earlier works, his Yukon setting and rugged, adventurous characters appear quite frequently.  Such is the case with the three stories I chose to study; "Love of Life," "The League of the Old Men," and "To Build a Fire."  Along with this, I believe that the theme of survival

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    Fallen Hero

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    author, Jack London creates a tale that reflects his voyage in the Klondike gold rush as a miner in the glacial and cold terrain of Alaska and Canada during 1897 to 1898. The short story is about an unnamed man who takes his own journey through the Yukon in Alaska, where the temperature is 75 degrees below zero. The man and his dog, a husky, set out for their journey on an exceeding cold and gray day. Although he never reaches his destination, the unnamed man faces many obstacles throughout his journey

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    Call Of The Wild

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    After reading "The Call of the Wild", I've come to realize that it would be difficult living on the Klondike in the Yukon. The weather is very cold and life is very hard there. You'll understand better as I explain the story of the book to you. In this book Mercedes, Hal, and Charles, a group of very inexperienced and even less equipped city people, to depict the probability of doom to those who do not adapt. While in Skagway the three have no idea what the Klondike holds. The well dressed well fed

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    Jack London's To Build a Fire

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    other men, he is most likely to conquer nature. When he ignores these warnings, nature is sure to defeat man. To build a fire is a prime example of this scenario. In the short story, “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, an inexperienced traveler in the Yukon travels alone with his dog, even though it is ill advised to do so. The man is strong and smart but nature humbled him during his quest to reach his friends. The man’s inexperience with traveling in the cold subzero temperatures doomed him from the

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