Characteristics of to Build a Fire
The characteristics of To Build a fire
The Six characteristics of the imagery of jack London’s to build a fire helps me understand the spiritual aspect of my relationship with nature. The way the story to build a fire is written helps me better understand all the events that happen to the man. Jack London’s way of describing gives you a perfect picture of how a place looks, how the man feels, or just makes you feel the agony and suspense held throughout the story. Because of this style of writing I was able to understand how nature can take a toll on you if you don’t use your mind to predict further ahead while on a journey like presented. Using your feelings and observing your surroundings can go a long way when used correctly. The many different characteristics presented in this story give the reader a better understanding of what’s going on throughout the story.
The first characteristic reveals the description (Mason) of the short story. Jack London uses very many descriptive words to describe the scenery and harsh conditions of the weather. It lets us know the setting and every tiny detail about it, whether it is how the sky looks, or how harsh the freezing temperatures. He gives the reader a lot to think about when it comes to description. In paragraph two he describes the cold and snowy conditions by saying “it was all pure white, rolling in gentle undulations where the ice jams of the freeze up had formed.” Words like these help me picture the setting perfectly, because of this description I know to picture snow everywhere and every little thing frozen. Jack London makes it where the reader can draw out the scenery by closing their eyes just by having adjectives put in front of everything that he describes.
The second characteristic helps you understand the main character (Harmon) in the short story. The main character in this story definitely had a lot of strength to make it through such harsh weather as far as he did. Although, this man did not...