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Plot Analysis of "To Build a Fire"

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T Howell

on 10 April 2014

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Transcript of Plot Analysis of "To Build a Fire"

by Jack London
The man's second fire is put out by a
load of snow from the tree he built
the fire too close to. He struggles to
relight the fire but is unable to.
Plot Analysis
To Build a Fire
Protagonist-A newcomer to the Yukon Trail
When the man nears death, he
has a vision of himself telling the
Old-Timer whose advice he ignored
that his advice was indeed correct.
Antagonist-Nature + Man's arrogance
Setting- Winter, 9 o'clock in the morning
Yukon Territory,1890s, -75 degrees

Internal Conflict- fighting his own foolishness
for not following advice
External Conflict- Nature
The man's acceptance of death when
he realizes that there will be no fire
and no salvation.
The man's journey
on the Yukon Trail.
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