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  • Obvious Examples Of His Lack Of Intelligence
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    Intelligence (Book: To Build A Fire) There are characters at many levels of intelligence in literature. In Jack London's short story "To Build a Fire" the character lacks any intelligence. The cold "did not lead him to mediate upon his frailty as a creature of temperature, and upon man's frailty in general, able only to live within certain narrow limits of heat and cold" (483). This weak minded character thinks that, "Any man who is a man could travel alone" (484). Some people think that the cha...
  • Being With Timothy As An Eleven Year
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    It has been may years since I; Phillip Enright was stranded on the tiny island, Devil's Mouth with my beloved friend Timothy, and our one comfort, Stew Cat. Its been 50 years to be exact and in all 61 years of my life, nothing has impacted me more than that time spent on the cay. As I sit hear in the comfort of my beautiful home, relaxing in my easy chair feeling the warmth of the glowing fire I am remembering. Happy yet sad, but I'll talk about that later. It's not every day that I afford mysel...
  • Significance Of Words Dying And Death
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    To Build A Fire: Significance of Words 'Dying' and 'Death " The significance of the words 'dying and death' in Jack London's 1910 novel, 'To Build a Fire' continuously expresses the man's dwindling warmth and bad luck in his journey along the Yukon trail to meet 'the boys' at camp. London associates dying with the man's diminishing ability to stay warm in the frigid Alaskan climate. The main characters predicament slowly worsens one level at a time finally resulting in death. The narrator inform...
  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake And Fires
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    The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 has been recorded as being one of the most costly and deadly earthquakes ever. As it unexpectedly woke the city of San Francisco to swaying walls, burst water lines, and fires, we can only imagine the horrifying perplexity to which these people were exposed. As I capture the days after the quake I cannot imagine the impact that a quake like that would have had not only on my family, but my neighbors and city in which I live. At 5: 14 a.m. on April 18, 1906, t...
  • Fire
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    To Build A Fire There are several distinct conflicts in the story "To Build A Fire" by Jack London. One struggle is the extremely raw, bitter climate the man is in. For example, his spit cracks in the air instead of on the snow. The man knows that it will crack on the snow at fifty or fifty-five degrees below zero, but the fact that the excretion cracked in the air seemed to worry him somewhat. The author also keeps mentioning the cold; he wants us definitely to understand how rough this climate...
  • Inexperienced Traveler In The Yukon
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    In the short story, "To Build a Fire" by Jack London shows how man vs. nature and how inexperienced traveler in the Yukon tries to travel alone with his dog, even though it's advised not to. Yet he is stubborn and thinks he is right, and sets off for Henderson Creek to meet his friends. He faces many different conflicts of man verses man, and man verses nature. The traveler is advised not to make this trip with the lack of his inexperience in the Yukon due to the weather, the incoming storm, and...
  • Greek Myths Prometheus
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    (Prompt) Prometheus Prometheus, the Titan of Greek mythology, was considered to be the most important Titan ever in all the myths. He helped the human race tremendously in his efforts to sustain an easier lifestyle. Mankind had great respect for him because of his advantages and gifts or abilities he gave them. Also, his battle against Zeus as a result of his love for man was very much appreciated. Prometheus was one of the most interesting Greek mythology figures in his time. He was a very kind...
  • Theme Of London's To Build A Fire
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    To Build a Fire: Man's Intelligence is Foolish How many times have you seen birds flying south for the winter? They do not read somewhere or use some computer to know that they must fly to survive. In Jack London's 'To Build a Fire', we see how that mans intelligence is sometimes foolish. The man, who is walking in seventy-five degrees below zero weather, lets his learned behavior override his instinct. Therefore, he dies. London's theme is that no matter how intelligent society becomes, we as a...
  • Clive And The Young Man Left
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    How much he said as he swung round in his oversized leather chair. Like I said, unless you want Alright, you win, fifty thousand it is then. He was getting too old for this sort of thing. A happy man in his mid-forties Clive Richardson was the owner of Richardson Autos, a business set up about fifty years ago by his father. Now, the future did not seem so bright, but this had gone far enough. I am glad to see your common sense has prevailed. The reply came from a young man, with jet-black hair a...
  • Pictures Of The Fire And Macey's Grandparents
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    Macey Clare a fifteen year old that lives in Connecticut where her grandparents live and where her mom grew up. Austin who is Macey's grandparents next door neighbor moves in with his grandparents. During school Macey has to do a project about history. She wants to do it on a fire that happened in 1959. Her grandparents don't want her to do it on that, but she does. While she is researches about it she helps a poor church and paints their walls. She meets a girl named Venita. A few days later Ve...

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