The full question is this Naturalist theory suggests that human behaviour is determined, and we are therefore not to be held responsible for our actions. To what extent do Dreiser in ‘Old Rogaum and His Theresa’ and London in ‘To Build a Fire’ successfully avoid conveying moral judgement on the characters they portray?
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As for "To build a Fire" London maintains a detached tone to what the man is experiencing. It is a tone that nature would take, void of the emotional and sentimental attachments of people. Things simply just are, mistakes in nature exact a price regardless of species. We judge the man through the lens of our human experience while the natural world simply watches the world unfold with no particular malice or sympathy.