To Build a Fire

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“To Build a Fire” In Jack London’s, “To Build a Fire”, it is obvious to see that as the story progresses, the man becomes more bestial. However at the same time the dog seems to gain the human quality of good sense. This quality of good sense, which the dog acquires, allows it to away from the same fate of the man. There are many examples of how this is portrayed as the story …

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…the man had. As you can see in Jack London’s story, “To Build a Fire”, as the story progresses the man’s human characteristics diminish and he seems to become more bestial. However, at the same time the dog’s human characteristics and sense are on the rise. While the man’s savage characteristics earn him a fate of death, the dog’s newly acquired human characteristics allowed it to survive the brutal cold.