Character relationships[ edit ] The man and the dog's relationship is followed throughout the story. The man is in strict control of the dog, as explicitly mentioned by London.
In the book Into the Wild, the main character, Chris McCandless, is a man obsessed with the idea of leaving the normal life of civilization to venture to Alaska. He also wants to get away from his mother and father, whom he has been holding grudges against in the past.
Before McCandless starts his trek to Alaska, he gives away his money to charity, destroys his car, and burns the rest of his money, so that he will have a complete ascetic experience. In a climate of very low temperature, with his dog to accompany him, he travels across a vast expanse of the wild filled with potentially deadly terrains.
He brings with him a biscuit to eat as a reward for reaching his destination. Since the man does not bring with him something to keep his nose warm he suffers from frostbite throughout his adventure. The consequence of his mistake depicts the necessity to be well prepared for extreme weather conditions.
Into The Wild Trailer The similarities of the plots of both of the stories were great due to the fact that the characters were both warned that they are going into a harsh environment with an insufficient amount of food and equipment--including the correct type of clothing--to make surviving possible.
Chris McCandless strayed off onto a less traveled trail that branched off the main trail, and then he could not find his way back to the main trail giving him no choice but to create his own path to his destination. In the book Into the Wild, McCandless finds his own campground he plans to use as his main place to settle.
The campground consists of a broken down bus that has been there for years. The main characters of both of the stories fell very confident that they will make it back to civilization, not knowing the obstacles they are about to approach.
Also in the story Into the Wild, Chris camps in the bus, gets sick and slowly dies with no regrets of his journey. The two main characters were enticed by the harsh climates and struggles of the wilderness. They were warned by a local that it is unsafe to venture out into the wilderness on their own, and that they did not bring enough supplies to sustain themselves during their journeys.
They were both so eager to go off into the wild that they did not care enough to prepare themselves more prepared to endure the harshness of the wild. They enjoy being uncomfortable and do not think about the possibility of death.
They both were on a main trail and changed their direction onto a less traveled trail. They both lay down and died slowly of natural causes.
Both of the main characters go on their adventures for slightly different reason, but make the same mistake by not taking the advice from the locals. Works Cited Krakauer, John.Essay on The Setting of To Build a Fire by Jack London Words | 2 Pages.
The Setting of To Build a Fire by Jack London No matter what type of story you are reading, setting always plays a key element in producing the desired effect.
Jack London's short story To . Apr 16, · Jack London's "To Build A Fire" - Complete Film David Cobham. Loading Unsubscribe from David Cobham? Cancel Unsubscribe. Working Subscribe Subscribed Unsubscribe K. Write Essay ; Lit Glossary ; Table of Contents ; SHMOOP PREMIUM ; To Build a Fire Analysis Literary Devices in To Build a Fire.
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory. Setting. Why does Jack London call this story "To Build a Fire" instead of "Building a Fire" or "The Importance of Fire"?
Well for starters, it sounds a lot more poetic and nice. Jack Londons “To Build A Fire,” takes place on a trail in the Yukon. This setting is vital to the story because nature, the cold and the snow become the main character’s worst enemy.
The first two paragraphs are devoted to the story’s setting and forthcoming action.
The article analyzes the short story "To Build a Fire," by Jack London. It explores the plot of the story, the character of the protagonist "chechaqu." It concludes with the moral of the story that is not to be arrogant and respect the advice of a wise person.
“To Build a Fire” Jack London The following entry presents criticism on London's short story “To Build a Fire” (). “To Build a Fire” () is one of London's most redoubtable and.