The dog stayed by his side through everything; however, the dog did not have a special relationship to the man. London associates dying with the man's diminishing ability to stay warm in the frigid Alaskan climate. Nature did not care that the man was freezing to death, so it did not help him get a second fire. Sometimes he would win a fight. Being the confident man that he is, he did not listen to the advice. Along the trail, the man falls into a hidden spring and he attempts to build a fire to dry his socks and keep warm. And again, in the air, before it could fall to the snow, the spittle crackled.
We are shown a man who begins his journey, accompanied by a wolf-dog that follows, with all the confidence in the world, only to quickly end, not just his travels, but also his life. However, this did not happen with our protagonist. Survival is a mix of physical, mental, and emotional challenges. I have seen too many people start a fire and then run to gather more wood only to return and find the fire has used up all the starter wood and gone out. Within any story, a conflict arises for a character to overcome which drives the whole story. Many choices the man made could have changed the outcome of his situation. Possibly all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold.
In many cases an author will write and rewrite their tales until they are perfect. He thinks nothing of it and keeps hiking. Gilder, editor of Century Magazine. He never makes it to the camp. There is no indication of when the story was taking place.
Typically, man never wants to deal with the reality, especially when it is unpleasant. He also remembers that he once laughed at a man from Sulphur Creek who had warned him how cold the weather could get in the Yukon. The human species on the other hand, is spread all over the world and effectively take residence in various environments experiencing diverse climatic changes. The characters in the story are used to keep the story going and help the author come across to his audience. The conflict in the story is two-fold; the man struggles between his will and reasoning and second with the man's desires and abilities.
London utilizes particular techniques in establishing the surrounding as well as the tone of the story. Because the man is only quick and alert to the things of life and not the significance, he finds himself in some very bad circumstances. The dog by nature, is an animal that has an innate gift of instinct. Yes, I have no connection to this topic, besides my home being 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, but that does not mean that this fire does not pertain to me or anyone who lives in a completely different state for that matter. Despite its heavy fur, the dog dislikes traveling in brutally cold weather.
At first, before the cold really sets in he is very envious of the dog. In the story, the main character becomes very familiar with ignorance. With one last hope, the dog waits to see if what its instinct says is true. The main obstacle of his journey is the many covered springs that mean death to whoever falls into them. He is traveling with a dog as his companion. Stubbornness is a horrible character flaw of the man in the story. This location had a profound impact on London and has resulted in his naturalist writing type.
The temperature is extremely cold because the mans spit freezes before it hits the ground. This fear quickly became poignant as he realized that it was no longer a mere matter of freezing his fingers and toes, or losing his hands and feet, but that it was a matter of life and death with the chances against him. The story is considered a prime example of the naturalist movement and of a Man vs. He insists on running and moving while the husky wolf dog is guided its powerful instinct on nature not to move a lot but lie burrowed on the snow. He remembers the story of a man who kills a steer to stay.
The story utilizes a setting that plays a major role in understanding development. He was just a newcomer with no experience, who thought that what he had heard from the old man in Sulphur Creek was just an exaggeration of the truth. Anything that you use to fire proof a buil … ding is only used to keep the fire under control until the Firefighters arrive. The dog uses its instincts to go find food and fire. For example, the old-timer once told the man how cold the temperatures could get in the Klondike. The setting is seen as one of the focal points in the story. By introducing his readers to the setting, prepares them for a tone that is depressed and frightening.
Can the man survive the cold weather until he reaches camp? During his hike, he came across a dog that served as his companion for the trip. The gloominess of the setting instills feelings in the man and the dog, of a constant battle with this world of depression they are in. When he ignores these warnings, nature is sure to defeat man. However, this is not always the case; sometimes it seems in the writer's favor to limit the descriptions of the main character to a minimum, in order to allow him to put the emphasis on the theme. Not only did the below seventy-five degree weather provide an external conflict, but the man himself became an internal conflict against himself.
The man's inexperience with traveling in the cold subzero temperatures doomed him from the beginning, but his strong focus under extreme pressure and his keen sense of observation are what allows him to survive as long as he did. After he got his feet wet, they froze. The amount of constant detail the story holds allows the reader to anticipate the ending that is inevitable to happen. As one reads, London sucks the reader into the story through his unique writing style. Even with the extreme cold, he still tried to light his fire. He assumes everything ill work according to how he has visualized it in his mind and therefore he does not stop to consider any other train of thought. Anything that the man and his dog comes into contact with, creates an anticipation for disaster in the story.