Analysis Of 'The Open Boat And To Build A Fire'
Nature doesn’t care what human beings are suffering or how hard humans have worked. Nature always plays a role that creates incessant difficulties. After humans solve one problem, there is another roughness coming over. For example, in “To Build a Fire”, the man’s hands were too numb to pick up a match, so he decided to picked it up in his mouth and scratched it on his leg. However, eventually, the match fell into the snow because “ the burning brimstone went up his nostrils and into his lungs, causing him to cough spasmodically” (121). Nature is too indifferent to give the man another chance to live. Moreover, in the both stories, the strongest and hardworking man is the dead one, which is ironic. So, instead of the fear of death, people should calm down and show respect to