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  • Tale Of Benvenuto Cellini And Perseus
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    Benvenuto Cellini and the Creation of Perseus My name is Bernardino Mannellini. I am now working on my own trying to succeed as a sculptor here in Rome. I have found the job extremely difficult, but it was expected after my apprenticeship with the great sculptor, Benvenuto Cellini. He was not the most famous but was equally deserving as such great sculptors as Michel Ag nolo Buonarroti. This is why I write to you today. Cellini produced one of the most beautiful works of this time in his masterp...
  • Power Of Natural World
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    Affects of a naturalistic world To Build a Fire Everyone at some point in time, tries to accomplish feats that are almost near impossible. Warnings from others, more experienced with some of life's pitfalls, go unheeded to those subject to grandiosity. Londons To Build a Fire illustrates that man is insignificant in the face of nature, and that if man sets himself up against nature he will ultimately be defeated. Londons To Build a Fire is a story of a man whose life comes to an end when he vent...
  • Battle Between Man And Nature In To Build A Fire
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    Realism-Naturalism Brian Robinson From the Yukon trail to the ocean realism and naturalism writers, like Stephen Crane and Jack London, explore the many trials of man and nature. Stephen Crane is famous for his story "The Open Boat". The story involves a crew made up of 3 sailors and is about their struggle to find help during a storm at sea. In Jack London's "To Build a Fire" a man battles against nature to build a fire so he doesn t freeze to death. The story "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane, ...
  • 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...
  • Fire
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    Human Life and Fire The world is full of powerful forces. There are forces that effect the entire society and there are forces that only effect a select part of it. One of the most powerful forces of nature is fire. Fire is constantly present in today's society. Whether it be by staying warm or the destruction of private memories and property, fire is an ongoing influence in society. Due to this fact, it is possible to compare fire and life in general. Fire begins with an idea of a spark. Then t...
  • To Build A Fire
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    Naturalism in to build a fire by Jack London When Jack London wrote "To Build a Fire" he embraced the idea of naturalism because it mirrored the events of daily life. Naturalism showed how humans had to be wary at every corner because at anytime death could be there, waiting for them to make a mistake and forfeit their lives. He used naturalism, the most realistic literary movement, to show how violent and uncaring nature really is and how no matter what you do nature will always be there. Londo...
  • Abenaki Culture
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    Many people are under a false impression that early Native Americans are the original environmentalists. This is an impression that many people share. The Abenaki tribes that resided in Maine from 3700 BP were not by our traditional definition, environmentalists. In fact they were far from ecologically sound. This paper is meant not to criticize the Native Americans of the age, but to clarify their roles in the environment. To better understand this subject some background is needed. The Abenaki...
  • Huge Role In Natural Forests
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    The 10: 00 a.m. policy and the let it burn policy are both good ideas in theory but the aftermath to them are both costly in their own ways and helpful in others. In the 10: 00 a.m. policy it leaves much kindling on the forest floor from each fire and in turn causing the next fire to be more disastrous to the environment. Then there is the let it burn policy which also is extremely dangerous to the environment because it destroys millions of acres of land and for a period of time before the re-g...
  • Nature
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    'To Build a Fire " All stories need conflicts. In the short story 'To Build a Fire' by Jack London, nature is the biggest conflict. The story takes place in the Yukon. The main cha rector of the story is a middle aged man. The man travels through the Yukon's harsh weather and his biggest conflict is fighting nature it's self. It starts out when the man ignores the warnings of an old timer. he thinks he can handle nature. One of the old timers warnings was never to travel alone in the Yukon when ...
  • Malibu Canyon Fire
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    Malibu Fires Human beings are able to adapt to almost any environment, unfortunately sometimes we take advantage of our natural surroundings. We find ourselves amidst a struggle between our lifestyles and nature. Although we affect nature profoundly with our activities, we in turn are shaped by nature's potent forces. Nature can be brutal to humans, but we must remember that it merely is following its course. As a result, we must learn to coexist with it. Fire is a naturally occurring phenomenon...
  • Man's Lack Of Respect For Nature's Power
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    Nature is always pushing man to his limits. When man heeds the warning signs that nature has to offer and those warnings of other men, he is most likely to conquer nature. When he ignores these warnings, nature is sure to defeat man. To build a fire is a prime example of this scenario. In the short story, "To Build a Fire" by Jack London, an inexperienced traveler in the Yukon travels alone with his dog, even though it is ill advised to do so. The man is strong and smart but nature humbled him d...
  • Natural Connection Between Humans And Fire
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    Fire and Me: A Growing Experience Throughout human history, people have made discoveries and innovations which made their lives easier and more efficient. Many of these creations have advanced our culture, while others have paved the way for future advancements and inspired new ways of thought. One example of this is the discovery of fire, which revolutionized the way humans act and think. Fire has a unique connection to humans, evolving alongside humanity, each growing in ways that wouldn't hav...
  • Forest Service Fire Officer
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    It's a promising tool, this idea of prescribed burning to de fuel forests and help restore ecosystem health. But it's risky business, too, and smoke clouds public acceptance. I THOUGHT FIRE SEASON HAD ENDED. BUT THE SCENT OF PINE SMOKE IN MY NOSTRILS LATE LAST OCTOBER TOLD ME SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Deep in Oregon's ponderosa paradise on Wine ma National Forest, my wife Maurine and I had just finished flagging a new interpretive trail as Forest volunteers. As we drove a remote road just east of Cra...
  • To Build A Fire
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    In Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat" and Jack London's "To Build a Fire", nature is not selective about who lives and who dies; but, neither is nature a quiet "bystander". In these stories nature's force does not allow the people to succeed. The characters try again and again to accomplish their goal only to find out nature would destroy again. For instance, in "To Build a Fire", the man tries several times to build a fire but he fails because of the forces of nature. An example is when the "fire ...
  • Struggle Between Nature And Man
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    Human history is littered with example where a few individual risked life and limbs to venture into the unknown, which then came to be discovered, thanks to their spirit of adventurism or as some would say, fool hardy bravado. Of course, certain names come to mind, Christopher Columbus, Captain James Cook, Lois and Clark etc. There is another side to this tale of fame as well. Even the success stories sometimes had a ring of failure about itself. A person might be a pioneer in the field of disco...

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