To Build a Fire

What contrast is made between the man and the dog? in what ways does the dog seem to have more sence than the man?

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The dog survives on instinct. It has an inherent respect for nature and her power. The dog is very apprehensive throughout the story, he only continues out of fear of the man and memorise of the whip of the dog sled. The man is more emotional. He is arrogant enough to think he can beat anything that nature throws at him. The old man at Sulphur Creek had warned the man to heed the warnings and signs of nature. The man did not and unlike the dog, freezes to death.