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  • Fire In The Yukon: A Short Story

    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 frosty day is to a great degree hazardous. He stops for lunch and constructs a fire. The man proceeds on and, in an apparently safe spot, falls through the snow and wets himself up to his shins. He reviles his luckiness; beginning a fire and drying his foot-apparatus will defer him no less than 60 minutes.…

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  • How London's Lessons Learned In The Yukon Trail

    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…

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  • Essay On The Law Of The Club And Fang

    The titles of the first three chapters are “Into the Primitive”, “The Law of the Club and Fang”, and “The Dominant Primordial Beast.” These titles all tie into each other through the development of Buck. In the chapter “Into the Primitive”, Buck is in the primary stages of growing to adapt to the harsh environment of the Yukon. When Buck got to the Yukon, he was not expecting a big difference between Santa Clara (his hometown) and the Yukon, but he was wrong. He had to adapt to the small amounts…

    Words: 285 - Pages: 2
  • Jack London Essay

    was a prodigious author when it came to his writings. “In his brief life, London sought adventures in the far corners of the world, from the frozen Yukon to the South Pacific, writing gripping tales of survival based on his experiences”(Vitale 1). London’s life long influences take part within his writings and are mainly about man vs. nature or man vs. man. In London’s early years he was very adventurous. He went to…

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  • How Is Buck Learned In The Call Of The Wild

    One example of Buck showing that he is fit to survive is when he stole food. “This first theft marked Buck as fit to survive in the hostile Northland environment” (London 24). Buck stole bacon from his master when he wasn’t looking and now he won’t starve so he will be able to survive. After a while Buck started to show more ways to survive in the Yukon. This second example of Buck proving that he is fit to survive is learning that he cannot fall down in a fight. “So that was the way. No fair…

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  • Comparing Up The Slide And To Build A Fire

    There will be one survivor. Who will it be? Jack London’s stories called “Up the Slide” and another “To Build a Fire”. Both of the main characters are trying to survive the dangerously cold weather in the Yukon Frontier temperatures. First in “Up The Slide” we have the main character Clay which he is a person that did not plan well for the Yukon Frontier weather and planned to be out in the wilderness for a half an hour. While he was in the wilderness he was smart about his time management “A…

    Words: 396 - Pages: 2
  • Survival In The Call Of The Wild

    He was a big dog not ready for the Yukon he had to survive through the harshest of winters, he wasn’t fit to survive. In the novel The Call of the Wild by Jack London, One of the main characters is a saint bernard scotch-shepherd called Buck, he is a domesticated, loyal companion that becomes a wild wolf-dog. London uses the Yukon Gold Rush as the setting in the adventure story that brings man and dog closer than pulls than apart in the Yukon while trying to be fit to survive. The theme of the…

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  • Examples Of Naturalism In Jack London

    “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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  • Jack London Regionalism

    The use of Indian language shows the "local color" of the Yukon and shows the culture of the area. Determinism is used when the man in "To Build a Fire" dies. It is predetermined that he will die, by an outside force. It is also used in "Love of Life" when the man can't catch a ptarmigan but nature can as seen in this quote: "A black fox came toward him, carrying a ptarmigan in its mouth." Realism is a component of each story as well. The Yukon is real, the gold rush was real, and the Hudson Bay…

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  • A Literary Analysis Of Jack London's To Build A Fire

    By his clever incorporation of the setting, symbols, and irony, London was able to send hidden messages to the reader about how one must be careful to not be too prideful or foolish and to rely on instinct for survival. The suspenseful story urges the reader to consider his or her own mortality by how he wrote about the dangerous Yukon and situations that could happen to anyone. The ironic ending of the dog surviving while the man perished emphasizes how one must rely on instinct, and how one…

    Words: 882 - Pages: 4
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