In Jack London’s short story, “To Build a Fire,” a man traveling in extremely cold weather on a Yukon trail in Alaska is determined to meet “the boys” at 6:00p.m, following him is a husky dog. Seeing that the man is new to the place he thinks the weather doesn’t affect him. On this journey he encounters several obstacles due to the weather, but before taking on this experience he was forewarned of the consequences of traveling alone. Due to the fact of rejecting the warning he received, he ends up lying cold and stiff from death. London uses setting, conflict, and characterization to show the dangers of underestimating nature. Through setting London identifies London says in the beginning of the story “Day ha[s] broken cold and grey exceedingly cold and grey” (London 1205). Making us aware of how cold the climate is sets the mood of what to come. Also London is very descriptive about the fact that the man is not only just facing the 75 degree conditions he is inexperienced with the specific area he is traveling through. “He [is] a newcomer in the land... And this [is] his first winter” (1205). With the man not knowing the danger of the Alaskan environment he was sure he could survive with the clothes on his back, biscuits, matches and birch wood he carried along with him. Seeking the mission to make it to the site where the man will meet his friends the man comes across a rest stop, since he is making good timing. He carries a handkerchief that has biscuits with bacon. He builds a fire to eat his lunch and keep himself and the dog who is tagging along with him knows that this weather isn’t fair for a man to be traveling alone.”.. the dog followed at the man’s heels which made it question every movement of the man as if he expected him to find shelter or go to camp and build a fire”(1206). CHANGE/DELETE London uses nature as a source of conflict toward the man. “He knows that the coldest snap [has] never frozen[n] the springs and he knew likewise their danger” (1207). The man knew of several, at least he thought he knew how to detect them. As he continued walking along the trail he came into contact with one of the traps. The man has gotten himself wet from the knees down in one of the spring traps, but before he has gotten trapped so did the dog. He attempted to move the dog across one of the spring traps whom he also had to help out. Seeing that the man was so drenched and cold he had to build another fire. This time he builds the fire under a “spruce tree” (1210). As the man was building the fire he thought “he was safe” (1210). The man is able to get the fire going, by putting different size twigs in the fire waiting for the flame to grow larger so he can take off his shoes and warm his freezing toes. The man is thinking “The fire [is] a success. [And] He [is] safe” (1210). What he didn’t know is all of his success was about to come to an end. “He started to untie his moccasins” (1210). When realizing his fingers was to numb to try to untie the shoestrings that were too knotted and frozen due to the snow, he pulled out a knife to cut them. Soon the…
outbreak of the plague is thought to have been caused by the cold spell Eurasia experienced or by fleas biting the rats and transferring the disease by biting the humans.
Starting in the 1320s the disease started to break out. It was less widespread and less frequent but it was still unusual and unknown. People had no idea what the disease was, where the disease came from, or how much damage it was going to bring.
During El Nino the weather in the tropics and the southern hemisphere usually changes…
responsibilities as an employee, some of these include, correct use of work items provided by your employer, for example physiological measurement tools.
* Consents is a patient’s voluntary agreement for a health care worker to provide care.
It is extremely important to have a patients consent before taking physiological measurements because a competent adult has a right under common law to grant or withhold consent.
OUTCOME 2: Explain the principles of blood pressure to include:
• blood pressure…
the Titanic. (Chrisp 3) This boat took a while to build and a lot of hard planning, but once it was finally complete, it was a success. The Titanic was a very popular boat who attracted many who were ready to make a new life in America. However, unknown to Andrews and the passengers of Titanic, its maiden voyage would never reach its destination to the new world.
In the early 1900s, more than a million people emigrated from Europe to the United States. White Star and Cunard, two British shipping…
advances, because of the way Clement melds the scientific explanations with the characters’ motivations, which in turn drive the plot and create suspense and interest in the story. (Clement, 1954)
Mesklin is a vast, inhospitable, disc-shaped planet, so cold that its oceans are liquid methane and its snows are frozen ammonia. It is a world circling dizzyingly, a world where gravity can be a crushing seven hundred times greater than Earth's, a world too aggressive for human explorers. But the planet holds…
now buried in the leaves, like dirt over a grave. With every step you took, what was under the leaves was unknown. The dangers were hidden. Being a city park, Amber always felt it was safe to do her daily running here. She had no reason not to. The place was normally watched over by local police and there was never a history of crime or other bad things occurring here. However, when weather changes, perhaps everything does.
It was a normal day for Amber. She woke up ten minutes late, as usual.…
better camouflage for the white ones, who will survive, and will select against the brown ones, who wont survive.
24. Artificial selection is the process by which humans breed other animals and plants for particular traits.
25. Primates are an extremely diverse group of between 190 and 350 living species, depending on different taxonomic structures, and exhibit a wide range of characteristic features that help distinguish them from other mammals. They range in size from the 2-ounce pygmy mouse lemur…
together to ﬁnd, produce and deliver a safe, clean
and reliable energy resource.
Dr. John B. Curtis
transition was facilitated in part by federal regulations that
discouraged oil ﬁeld operators from wasting natural gas
by venting and ﬂaring. An unknown but likely enormous
volume of gas resource was lost through such practices.
Nevertheless, natural gas became a marketable commodity,
and production ﬂourished. In the years following World War
II, the interstate pipeline system, which was begun…
traffic starts to move to her delight. After about five minutes of driving she realizes there had been in a horrible accident that caused the traffic. I could see Chelsea feeling ashamed of overacting for sitting in traffic where someone was either extremely injured or even killed from that accident. Chelsea has a short temper but is also kindhearted and she knows she has to work on her temper.
On Thursday September 12th Chelsea was on her way to her 6:30 Yoga class. This is her escape from…
Richard Parker finally kills the shark, Pi is able to retrieve bits of the meat, though in the future he decides he will catch small sharks with a stab to the eye for quick kills.
In this chapter There is much variety in the weather, from the clouds to the rainfall. He ponders the different sounds of the sea, the wind, and the moon, and all of those many nights spent drifting. Everything is a circle to him, with no land on the horizon, and only the sun beating down every day…
The Mercury Seven were the group of seven tested astronauts that where picked by NASA on April 9, 1959. The mercury 7 were also referred to as the Original Seven or Astronaut Group 1 Project Mercury. These 7 astronauts were picked during the Cold War because of a contest for supremacy between the United States and the Soviet Union in the years following World War II. When the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik on October 4, 1957, tensions between the two superpowers rose, because of this launch…