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  • Consequences Of Frostbite In Jack London's To Build A Fire

    In Jack London’s “To Build a Fire,” an unnamed man and his husky riskily travel through the Yukon area in bitter, cold temperatures with the hope of reaching a camp (and his friends) by the evening. The man faces the consequences of frostbite in the process of traveling in such harsh conditions. He builds a few fires to keep warm, and to battle freezing off his fingers and toes, but soon his own conscience drives him crazy. When it becomes impossible for the man to construct a fire with his disabled hands, his instincts kick in too late and push him to do everything that goes against his previous nature, causing his death. The man’s attempts and failures of building fires to keep warm symbolizes the deterioration of his physical and mental strength, and his will to survive the cold climate, while his dog survives without any aid other than its instincts. Young and determined in his ways, the man is portrayed as confident, yet his conscience and lack of instincts get in the way throughout the story’s development. The man starts his journey with an “eager nose that thrust[ed] itself aggressively into the frosty air,” (London 839) not seeming to be bothered by the extreme cold or the long hours ahead of him. As he travels, he frequently notes how he had “never experienced such cold” (840) before, and his mind tells himself that the frostbite occurring to his cheeks “[was] never serious” (840) even though it is actually very dangerous. His dog, however, knows the hazards of…

    Words: 805 - Pages: 4
  • Maus By Art Spiegelm A Literary Analysis

    The author is inextricably linked to the graphic memoir in numerous, complicated ways. Unlike other written mediums, the writer has the unique ability to organize their thoughts, memories, and sense of self within two separate temporal locations. One level sees the writer as the all-seeing powerful being examining and interpreting memories in retrospect through the narrative voice, and the other allows the author to function as a character within the narrative who may physically interact with…

    Words: 1831 - Pages: 8
  • Cat's Eye Analysis

    Response Journal #3 Chapters 51-75 Note: Using a PDF File of Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood The story Cat’s Eye comes to it’s grand conclusion, and leaves the readers stunned and in awe of Elaine’s story. The impact the title Cat’s Eye holds over the story is significant and as the story comes to a close, it’s clear what the title Cat’s Eye actually represents. From her childhood, Elaine kept a single marble as a keepsake of the times when her brother and her would play marbles. The marble…

    Words: 1223 - Pages: 5
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