To Build a Fire

Why is the setting vital for the development of this story?

how Jack London uses the setting to establish the mood and develop the plot in ”To Build a Fire”.

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This setting is vital to the story because nature, the cold and the snow become the the main character’s worst enemy. Nature is completely indifferent to mankind’s survival, whereas man must bend to nature's decrees. The cold will not change because of man nor does it care about human existence........... this scenario establishes the man vs nature plot.