Analysis Of ' Pride Cometh Before A Fall ' By Jack London Essay

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Pride Cometh Before A Fall In 1910, Jack London wrote this narrative To Build a Fire with the deliberate intention of meticulously describing the setting for this particular piece. The author intently put all his efforts to create the setting as an important valuable role for his main theme. He purposely did not give a name to the “man” or the “dog”. He wanted to make sure the reader clearly understood the setting and the importance of its role in this story. This story is trying to show the ironic moral reality that can fall upon each one of us. It comes down to a choice. Real consequences happen. This setting of To Build a Fire begins by involving three different points as follows: the man’s pride, the dangers of 50 below zero temperatures, and the need to build a fire. Although the man in this story has not been given a name, pride and arrogance loudly scream from the very beginning to the very end. The first sign of pride sneaked out in the open from the statement, “He was not alarmed by the lack of sun. It had been days since he had seen the sun.” The man still chose to travel on the main Yukon trail. Do not travel alone the old-timer from Sulphur Creek advised. Dangers have a way of attacking around the corner before you even know what has hit you. Even though the man had very little knowledge and foresight of what lay ahead on the open trail, the man laughed at the advice given from the old-timer from Sulpher Creek cautioning him on the extreme cold.…

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