To Build a Fire

What is the general conflict presented here ?

what was the general conflict in to build a fire

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The general conflict is man vs the environment. An unnamed man is traveling by himself through the frozen Yukon. He failed to heed nature’s gentle warnings until it was too late. The man thinks he can overcome the problems he encounters (wet feet...) until his situation spirals out of control and he freezes to death.

Some may say that there are many conflicts with the story To Build a Fire, One conficlt is Man vs Nature. To see his struggle aganist god and nature can show which has more power man or the world. The other conflict is man vs. himself. He must dig deep within himself to stay above the harsh circumstances.


To build a Fire