The Yukon Trail

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    More importantly, this short story reflects what London learned in the Yukon Territory. The story started off as an unnamed man leaves the Yukon Trail at an extremely cold winter morning and hoped to rejoin his associates at a mining camp later that evening, where a nice fire and tasty bacon are awaiting him. The only companion the man has along the way was a large native husky dog, which was described to be more like a wolf. This husky was reluctant to travel with the man in the extreme cold weather, but decided to follow the man and hoped that he will make frequent stops to make a warm fire to keep them both warm. The hike was described to be at least nine hours. This had portrayed a tough and strong image of the man to the readers since he decided to go alone on this nine…

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    “To Build a Fire” “Pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up every possibility of love, contentment, or even common sense” –C.S. Lewis. In the story, “To Build a Fire,” a man displays a lot of pride in his abilities to survive the severe cold climate across the Yukon wilderness. With this sense of arrogance, the man seems to do everything in his will throughout the journey to successfully master the inclement weather in which ultimately was a fatal mistake before the man even began the travel.…

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    “There was no Promise of sun, although there was not a cloud in the sky.” (London) Jack London’s short story starts out cold, bleak and rather miserable. The story is about an unnamed man traveling the Yukon with a native wolf-dog. They are set to get to an old mining camp off Henderson Creek to meet up with the boys a little after dark. Unfortunately, due to the man’s ego by not following the old man’s advice and his lack of common sense, he ends up freezing to death on the trail thus, never…

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    Have you ever wondered what it is like to travel in extremely cold temperatures on a gray, cold, Yukon Trail, at nine o’ clock at night, just you and your dog? In the short story To Build a Fire that could give you a glimpse of it would be like. To Build a Fire is a story of a man’s incapability of attempting to travels through ten rough miles of Yukon Wilderness in the Yukon Trail in Alaska. Not only is this place beyond freezing, but it is exactly 75 degrees below zero. The man has his route…

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    This type of writing style is particularly seen in “To Build a Fire”. Jack London uses simple vocabulary, yet very vivid descriptions of the setting and events taking place in his story. The quote, “Day had broken cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth-bank, where a dim and little-traveled trail led eastward through the fat spruce timberland.” is an example of this. Through a good, visual description like that, the…

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    Success in the Klondike gold rush, what you’d would absolutely need to know and how to prepare for the journey. (all links are sorted and available at the bottom of this paper. The L1 L2 L3 and so format will be used.) L2: “On July 17, 1897, at 6 a.m., the steamship named Portland arrived in Seattle from Alaska with 68 miners and a cargo of "1 ton of solid gold" from the banks of the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon…

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    A man goes in the Yukon (close to the fringe of current day Alaska) on a to a great degree chilly morning with an imposing wolf-canine. The cool does not fluster the man, a newcomer to the Yukon, who arrangements to meet his companions by six o'clock at an old claim. As it develops colder, he understands his unprotected cheekbones will solidify, yet he doesn't give careful consideration. He strolls along a stream trail, aware of the risky, hid springs; notwithstanding getting wet feet on such a…

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    Don't Overestimate your Capabilities “Day have broken cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, when the man turned aside from the Yukon trail and climbed the edge of the high earth-bank, where a big and little traveled trail led eastwards through the fat spruce timberland”. That was what an example the story uses literary elements like imagery in the story “To Build a Fire by Jack London”. This story is told about this man was walking on the Yukon trail in Alaska. It was very cold outside like…

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    Characterization The man is curious, falls through the ice, and needs to warm up or he will freeze to death. These are just a few words and scenarios to describe the story, “To Build a Fire.” There are three types of characterization such as protagonist and antagonist, flat and round, and lastly static and dynamic. In the story, the main character is a protagonist. The cold “did not worry the man. He was used to the lack of sun,” (London 80). He had walked and camped out in the snowy…

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    traveling alone in the Yukon shows our undying desire to trek through ill terrain without the need for assistance. The man who went aside from the main Yukon trail obviously did not listen to the wisdom of a native Alaskan who has seen these parts of the woods for many years. The arrogance that the man displayed as he constantly mumbled to himself about his mistake progressively instills the short values that revolves around the need for wisdom when preparing for dangerous journeys. In this…

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