To Build a Fire

Explain how the man dies. Use the text to support your answer.


Asked by
Last updated by speed r #338379
Answers 2
Add Yours
Best Answer

The man's death was a direct result of the extreme elements (freezing temperatures). He went to sleep, and he never awoke.

"Then the man drowsed off into what seemed to him the most comfortable and satisfying sleep he had ever known. The dog sat facing him and waiting. The brief day drew to a close in a long, slow twilight. There were no signs of a fire to be made, and, besides, never in the dog's experience had it known a man to sit like that in the snow and make no fire. As the twilight drew on, its eager yearning for the fire mastered it, and with a great lifting and shifting of forefeet, it whined softly, then flattened its ears down in anticipation of being chidden by the man. But the man remained silent. Later, the dog whined loudly. And still later it crept close to the man and caught the scent of death. This made the animal bristle and back away."


To Build A Fire

What's the exact date, that he died?