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Jack London specialized in stories about the wilderness. His running theme involved the raw majesty and power of the elements. Naturalism was London's mantra and this story is a perfect example of this. In "To Build a Fire" the setting is in the Yukon. It is cold, merciless and wild. The man, who does not even have a name, is secondary to the setting. The man has a sense of cockiness to him. He thinks he knows better than his very apprehensive husky and the old timer's advice. The setting gives many clues to the man. The setting is almost a character that way. It warns him not to go ahead but he does. When the man does not heed nature's warnings, the penalties are harsh. The dog and the elements are in sync with nature’s rhythms; the man is not. London's familiar theme of respect for this setting is hammered home when the man freezes to death alone in the snow.
Aslan this is the same thing I read in the other one and it didnt help me much
Yes, because it was the same question that I answered before. I'll try again though. The setting is the frozen unforgiving Yukon. It is wild untamed country. London liked that stuff. London's themes are seen through nature's majesty, beauty and power. In his novel "Call of the Wild, we see everything through a dog." The setting "To build a fire" is very much a character in the story. The cold, snow, wind, water....dictate what happens to the man. The man doesn’t even get a name. The plot simply has the man trying to get to a camp. Nature gives him real warnings to stop and make camp. The man does not heed the warnings of his setting. He is arrogant and dismissive of nature’s power. Even his dog tries to tell him to stop in as much as a dog can. So my point is that the setting is in fact central to the theme here. The man underestimates all the variables that could befall him in the frozen Yukon. In his arrogance he makes mistakes and in the end proves how fragile man is when he doesn't listen to nature's (his setting) warnings. I hope this helps a little more.