Day 4

To Build a Fire Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Define the law of life and explain its significance in the context of the story.

    Strong answers will define the law of life, and then they will describe evidence of it in the story. They will allude to the examples, metaphors and similes, such as the young child which would not survive, the leaf clinging to the stem, but more importantly the moose killing. They will explain how the old man accepts the law of life throughout the story and in the end.

  2. 2

    What is the task of life and what are some examples in the story? Why is this important in the story?

    Answers should define the task as the perpetuation of life--a task set to the individual. They should reference...

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