To Build a Fire

To Build A Fire

Why does the man spit on the snow? What conflict does the man face?

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The man spits to see if his spittle freezes before it hits the snow. It does freeze in the air which tells him it is well below -50 degrees. The man knows it is a mistake to travel in such cold but he wants to make to Henderson Creek so he foolishly forges ahead.